Follow the 177 miles (285 km) Offa's Dyke Path National Trail from coast to coast. 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 scenery. The path is classed as moderate to strenuous in places.
Offa’s Dyke Path is named after King Offa of Mercia. Between 757 and 796 AD King Offa built a great dyke stretching from coast to coast to mark the boundary of his kingdom with Wales (Cymru). Traverse eight different counties along the ODP, and cross the border between Wales and England more than twenty times! Offa’s Dyke Trail crosses the Clwydian Range in North Wales and the rolling green hills of Mid Wales. It traverses parts of the Shropshire AONB, the Black Mountains ending in the historic Wye Valley.
Walking holidays on Offa's Dyke
Wales Walking Holidays are walking operators on Offa's Dyke, offering self-led walking holidays along Offa's Dyke Path in either direction, North to South, Prestatyn to Chepstow or South to North, Chepstow to Prestatyn. You are assured a personal and professional service. Our tour include accommodations (bed and breakfast in walker friendly comfortable establishments), door to door luggage transfers, Returnable maps & guide books and our back up service. Packed lunches and evening meals can also be organised if desired <Extra charge, Contact us>
The 177 miles whole trail can be easily completed in about 14-15 days. Rest days can be incorporated to your walk if desired. In conclusion, we will adapt your itinerary accordingly.
It is possible to split the walk into two:- North and South sections.
The Offa's Dyke Trail links to the Wales Coast Path at Chepstow and Prestatyn, the North Wales Path at Prestatyn, and Glyndwr's Way at Knighton.
Wye Valley AONB
Monmouth gate house and bridge
Famous book shops of Hay on Wye
Historical churches along the trail
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site
Dinas Bran Fort, Llangollen
Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwyd
Accommodation in en-suite rooms, full Welsh breakfast, luggage transfer, pick up to and from path if accommodation not on the path. Packed lunches and evening meals not included in price, but can be arranged.
Please note: Tours can be tailor made to suit the customers, with longer or shorter mileages per day. Extra days off are also possible.
How to Get Here
Nearest International Airport to start from Prestatyn is Manchester
Nearest International Airport to start from Chepstow is London Heathrow or Cardiff.
There are regular train services to Chepstow from London Euston or Paddington (just under 3 hours) and from Cardiff (40 mins).
For Prestatyn - train from Manchester airport (1.5 hours).
If you begin or end your walk in Knighton, there is a train service from London Paddington (journey time 4 hours 15 minutes). Cheaper tickets can be bought on www.thetrainline.com.