Offa’s Dyke National Trail South Section

Follow the 177 miles (285 km) Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail from coast to coast, from Prestatyn in North Wales to Chepstow in South Wales. In our view, it is one of the most varied, wild, and scenic of all the trails.  The flora and fauna are as rich and as varied as the historical sights and landscapes.

Code: ODP8S

Knighton to Chepstow/Sedbury Cliffs

8 Nights, 7 Days Walking

Day 1: Own Arrival to your first accommodation

countryside near Knighton, Offa's Dyke

countryside near Knighton, Offa’s Dyke

Day 2: Knighton to Kington 14 miles (22.5km)
From Knighton make your way over rolling hills and open countryside, along remote heath and woodlands with only a buzzard or two as company to Kington, a busy market town in Herefordshire.
Day 3: Kington to Hay on Wye 14.5 miles (23 km)
Today must be considered one of the best part of the whole trail as you cross Hergest Bridge, a common land grazed by sheep and wild ponies. The views towards the Shropshire Hills and The Black Mountains are breath taking as you reach the River Wye, and the famous “book town” of Hay on Wye.
Day 4: Hay on Wye to Longtown/Llanthony 14 miles (22.5 km)
On this walk you will have one foot in England, the other in Wales as you traverse the highest point of the Offa’s Dyke Path, the Hatterrall Ridge. Divert eastwards towards Longtown and its 12th century castle, or west to Llanthony and its historical priory.
Day 5: Longtown/Llanthony to Llangatock Lingoed 8 miles (13 km)
Having re-joined the Hatterall Ridge, continue towards Pandy with spectacular views towards the Skirrid Fawr mountain. Open fields lead to you to the tiny hamlet of Llangatock Lingoed with its medieval church and interesting inn.
Day 6: Llangatock Lingoed to Monmouth 14 miles (22.5 km)
Undulating countryside will take you along river valleys as you pass the White Castle, one of the three famous Marcher Castles in Mid Wales. The walk ends at Monmouth, set in the heart of the Wye Valley with its famous Monnow Bridge with connections to King Henry V and Shakespeare.
Day 7: Monmouth to Brockweir 10.4 miles (16.7  km)
The Wye Valley at is most majestic awaits you today. Densely wooded slopes overlook the glorious River Wye, or try the simpler route which follows the bank of the river passing through quaint villages like Redbrook and Brockweir.
Day 8: Brockweir to Chepstow/Sedbury Cliffs 7.4 miles/9.5 miles (12 km/15 km)
Today, our chosen route takes you off the official Offa’s Dyke Path to visit the relics of Tintern Abbey, the subject of Wordsworth’s famous poem. The journey ends in the vibrant town of Chepstow, with its castle dating back to the Norman Invasion of Wales, stands solid above the cliffs of the River Wye.
You have the option of continuing to Sedbury Cliffs on the River Severn.
Day 9: Own Departure from your last accommodation

Please note: This itinerary can be reversed, starting in Cheptsow and ending in Knighton .
We can tailor make your itinerary in less or more days or if you want to combine the North Section and  South Section, that is also possible in 15 Nights 14 Days Walking.

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