Offa’s Dyke (Welsh: Clawdd Offa) is a large linear earthwork that roughly follows the current border between England and Wales. The structure is named after Offa, the 8th century king of Mercia, who is traditionally believed to have ordered its construction. Although its precise original purpose is debated, it delineated the border between Anglian Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys.
The original Dyke crossed low ground, hills and rivers. Much of its route is followed by the Offa’s Dyke Path; a 177 mile (283 km) long-distance footpath that runs between Prestatyn, Liverpool Bay in the north and Chepstow, Severn Estuary in the south.
Prestatyn to Chepstow
15 nights, 14 days walking (moderate to strenuous)
Price £1250 per person (sharing)
total of 177 miles.
Day 1: Travel to Prestatyn to your first night’s accommodation. Own arrival.
Day 2: Walk from Prestatyn to Bodfari. 12 miles (19km)
Day 3: Walk Bodfari to Clwyd Gate. 11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Day 4: Walk from Clwyd Gate to Llangollen. 13.5 miles (21.5 km)
Day 5: Walk Llangollen to Trefonen.16.5 miles (26.5 km)
Day 6: Walk Trefonen to Welshpool 16.5 miles (26.5 km)
Day 7: Walk Welshpool to Brompton Crossroads. 12 miles (19 km)
Day 8: Walk Brompton Crossroads to Knighton. 15 miles (24 km)
Day 9: Walk from Knighton to Kington. 14 miles (22.5km)
Day 10: Walk Kington to Hay on Wye 14.5 miles (23 km)
Day 11: Walk from Hay on Wye to Longtown/Llanthony 14 miles (22.5 km)
Day 12: Walk Longtown/Llanthony to Llangatock Lingoed. 8 miles (13 km)
Day 13: Walk Llangatock Lingoed to Monmouth 14 miles (22.5 km)
Day 14: Walk Monmouth to Brockweir 10.4 miles (16.7 km)
Day 15: Walk Brockweir to Chepstow/Sedbury Cliffs. 7.4 or 9.5 miles (13/15 km)
Day 16: Own departure from Chepstow.
Included : accommodation in en-suite rooms, full Welsh breakfast, luggage transfer, pick up to and from path if accommodation not on the path, OS maps, guidebook, directions to and from path.
Solo walkers – (i.e. walking alone) please add £35 per person per night.
Single supplement – for those walking with others but want a single room please add £30 per night.
Rest days – will be at cost i.e. whatever the accommodations charge – no more.
If there are no accommodations available at the end of each walk, we will arrange transfers to and from your walk to the nearest accommodation.
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