Prestatyn to Knighton
Offa's Dyke National Trail - North
8 nights, 7 days walking
Price: £685 per person (sharing).
Day 1 : Travel to Prestatyn. Own arrival to your first night’s accommodation on the Offa's Dyke Path. Bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Prestatyn to Bodfari. 12 miles (19km).
Crossing fields, tracks and country lanes with lovely views towards Snowdonia and the Clwydian hills, your first day’s walking is a moderate introduction to what lies ahead.
Day 3: Bodfari to Clwyd Gate. 11.5 miles (18.5km)
More challenging day as you face the first part of the Clwydian hills. The highest point of the range, Moel Famau,”The Mother Mountain” is AONB protected and its iconic Jubilee Tower is clearly visible during the walk.
Day 4: Clwyd Gate to Llangollen. 13.5 miles (21.5km)
Leaving the Clwydian Hills behind you , you enter the Llandegla Forest, before descending to World’s End and ultimately to Dinas Bran Castle and stunning town of Llangollen, famous for the renowned International Musical Eisteddfod.
Day 5: Llangollen to Trefonen.16.5 miles (26.5km).
The aptly named “Panorama Walk” above Llangollen takes you down to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (World Heritage Site). Remains of the original Dyke can be seen as you approach Chirk Castle (National Trust). The walk ends at the small village of Trefonen where the local pub is the home of the Offa’s Dyke Brewery.
Day 6: Trefonen to Welshpool 16.5 miles (26.5 km)
Today’s walk is actually along the border between England and Wales as you traverse through woodland to the limestone crags and quarries of Llanymynnech Rocks Nature Reserve. The route levels out as you follow the tow-path of the Montgomery Canal to the outskirts of the market town of Welshpool.
Day 7: Welshpool to Brompton Crossroads. 12 miles (19km).
Climbing to the site of an Iron Age hill fort, Beacon Ring, is the first test today before crossing the plain of Montgomery with the Dyke very much in evidence throughout. Montgomery with its elegant town-houses, ruined castle and Michelin star restaurant will probably be your base for the evening.
Day 8: Brompton Crossroads to Knighton. 15 miles (24 km).
A quite strenuous day along undulating sections known as the “Switchbacks”, followed by rolling hills and woods ending at Knighton “Tre’r Clawdd (translated as The Town on the Dyke) and Offa’s Dyke Information Centre.
Day 9: Depart from Knighton.
Solo walkers on Offa's Dyke Path
- Solo walkers (walking on their own) please add £35 per night.
- For those walking with others, but wanting a single occupancy, there will be a single supplement charge of £30 per night.
- Rest days @ cost i.e. whatever the accommodations charge, no more. lease note: You can reverse this package and start at Knighton. We can tailor make your package in less or more days or if you want to walk the whole 177 miles path combining the North and South Section, that is also possible in 15 nights 14 days walking.
If you are interested in other areas of Wales we have many more packages available.
How to Get Here
To start from Prestatyn, the nearest International Airport is Manchester International Airport.
For Prestatyn - you need to take the train from Manchester airport with Arriva Trains Wales (1.5 hours).
Departing from Knighton- train to Shrewsbury, then onto Manchester or London.