Offa's Dyke North

The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail criss-crosses back and forth along the Anglo-Welsh border, stretching from North to South Wales, passing through no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The northern section of this classic British walk takes you through the stunning range of the Clwydian Hills and you will walk to the top of Moel Famau and enjoy stunning views over the whole range. In the 12th century these border areas became regions of war between the Norman Conquerors and Welsh nobles, who built a string of mighty castles along its length. Here find evidence of this where ancient hill forts and castles abound. Chirk Castle was built in the 13th century, although archeologists feel sure that it was built before this by King Offa. Also enjoy a few evenings in the pub with a local brew and your cosy accommodations after a fine day of walking.
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Top moderate
20 km
6:00 h
559 m
513 m

Begin on the Irish Sea Coast and walk inland into the Clwydian Hills to embark on your Offa's Dyke journey!

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Hiking trail
Bodfari to Ruthin
20 km
6:30 h
817 m
802 m

Enjoy walking through the Clywdian Hills and to the top of Moel Famau.

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28.9 km
8:00 h
754 m
734 m

Ancient hillforts, forest and beautiful countryside encompass today's fantastic walk. If you wish you can retrace your steps back from Ruthin ...

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18.5 km
5:00 h
483 m
456 m

A great, very varied day of walking today. A navigable viaduct, views to the Peckforton Hills and Chirk itself with its formidable castle.

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26 km
7:30 h
743 m
777 m

Walking through the Oswestry Uplands and a nature reserve.

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19.6 km
5:00 h
37 m
42 m

An easy, virtually flat walk today walk through the Welsh Marches and along a canal towpath

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21.2 km
6:00 h
501 m
392 m

Make your way through the Plain of Montgomery through glorious countryside and to the town of Montgomery itself.

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30.7 km
9:00 h
1,035 m
1,022 m

The Shropshire Hills, green countryside and beautiful scenery.

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