Walking Offa’s Dyke Path
Offa’s Dyke Path, is a wonderful 177 mile walking holiday from the Severn Estuary to the Irish sea.
Following Britain’s longest ancient monument, no other walking holiday in the UK features such contrast and variety of unspoilt scenery, or imparts such a sense of walking through two thousand years of history.
Collect a pebble the beach at Sedbury Cliff and step out along Offa’s Dyke Path which soon ascends follow the high ground wherever possible with wonderful views over the Welsh and English countryside. You walk through the Black mountains, the Welsh Marches of Herefordshire, Powys and Shropshire, the Berwyn mountains and spectacular escarpment and the broad grassy Clwydian Hills AONBs, before depositing your pebble in the Irish Sea.
The original Offa’s Dyke earthwork is Britain’s longest ancient monument, named after the powerful 8C Saxon King Offa, who decreed a defensive earthen barrier be built as a monument to his greatness and to discourage the hostile Welsh Celtic tribes in the west raiding his kingdom.
Each day of your walking holiday is different. you pass by Chepstow, White Castle and Chirk castles, Tintern and Llanthony abbeys, browse the famous old bookshops of Hay-on-Wye, be inspired by the setting of Bruce Chatwin’s’ On The Black Hill’ and cross the amazing Pontcysyllye Aqueduct in the Pontcesyllte World Heritage site.
Stay in a variety of high standard character accommodation from character B&Bs, Farms or Guest houses, to Inns and Country House Hotels, enjoying good local food, and warm hospitality.
Celtic Trails is the most experienced walking holiday company in Wales, providing successful walking itineraries for clients who appreciate high standards of service, comfort and organisation.
We are located at the beginning of Offas Dyke National Trail near Chepstow, and Llangollen in the north, and our local knowledge is second to none.
You have the assurance we are only a phone call away and will plan your perfect walking holiday on Offas Dyke, you simply choose when to go!