Offa's Dyke Path South
Knighton to Chepstow/Sedbury Cliffs
8 Nights, 7 Days Walking
Price: from £740 per person (based on 2 persons sharing)
Day 1: Travel to Knighton to your first night’s accommodation. Own arrival. Bed and breakfast.
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 parts of the whole trail as you cross Hergest Ridge, 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: Walk 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: Walk Monmouth to Brockweir 10.4 miles (16.7 km) The Wye Valley at its 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: Walk Brockweir to Chepstow/Sedbury Cliffs 7.4 miles or 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 Chepstow
We can tailor make your itinerary in less or more days or if you want to walk the whole path combining the North Section and South Section, that is also possible in 15 Nights 14 Days Walking. Rest days are also possible on all routes.
Solo Walkers: (i.e. those walking on their own), please add £40 per night.
Single Walkers: (i.e those walking with others but prefer a single room), please add £30 per night.
Extra Night: (i.e. Rest day within this itinerary), can be organised upon request.
If you are interested in other areas of Wales we have many more routes available.
How to Get Here
By Air: International Airports to start from Knighton are London, Cardiff and Manchester
Train: There are regular train services to Knighton from London, Cardiff and Manchester.