Offa's Dyke Path - 14 Days

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. Built as a defensive barrier in the 8th century by King Offa to divide Mercia from rival kingdoms, this is undeniably a National Trail to cross off your bucket list. In the 12th century, it became the warring border between the Norman Conquerors and Welsh nobles, who built a string of mighty castles along its length.The history along the dyke is immense with many monastic ruins and superb iron age hillforts en route. Enjoy walking on a ridge through the Black Mountains, to the top of Moel Famau, the highest hill in the Clwydian Range and through the rolling landscapes of the Welsh Marches and Shropshire Hills. This long-distance route has it all.
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 559 m
Descent 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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Difficulty
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 847 m
Descent 823 m

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

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Difficulty
Distance 31.1 km
Duration 8:45 h
Ascent 921 m
Descent 927 m

Please take this route if you are staying at the Griffin Inn in Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd and retrace your steps to the Moel Famau Car Park where you ...

from Sally Thompson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty
Distance 28.9 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 754 m
Descent 734 m

Please take this route if you are staying in Ruthin itself. You have 2 choices today. 1) Take this shorter route to the Offa's Dyke from Ruthin ...

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Difficulty
Distance 37.6 km
Duration 11:00 h
Ascent 1,018 m
Descent 1,026 m

The Llangollen Canal, Pontcysyllte Viaduct, Chirk and through the Oswestry Uplands.

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Difficulty
Distance 19.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 37 m
Descent 42 m

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

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Difficulty
Distance 21.2 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 501 m
Descent 392 m

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

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Difficulty
Distance 30.7 km
Duration 9:00 h
Ascent 1,035 m
Descent 1,022 m

The Shropshire Hills, green countryside and beautiful scenery.

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Difficulty
Distance 21.8 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 649 m
Descent 669 m

Impressive walking through the Welsh Marches with amazing views and finish across the border in England!

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Difficulty
Distance 23.9 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 507 m
Descent 577 m

Traverse Hergest Ridge with views over the Black Mountains and Shropshire Hills.

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Difficulty
Distance 17.8 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 620 m
Descent 488 m

The Balck Mountains, Hatterall Ridge and views of the Brecon Beacons. Today you can choose to follow the trail to Llanthony marked on this map.

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Difficulty
Distance 22.1 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 611 m
Descent 564 m

Cross the Black Mountains climbing up to Hatterall Ridge for splendid views over the Brecon Beacons.

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Difficulty
Distance 36.4 km
Duration 10:00 h
Ascent 729 m
Descent 865 m

Climb back up to the ridge for amazing views once more and then make your way down to Pandy and into the lush and green Wye Valley to Monmouth, ...

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Difficulty
Distance 36.1 km
Duration 10:00 h
Ascent 702 m
Descent 912 m

Make your way up to Hatterall Ridge once more and down into Pandy before pressing onto the gorgeous scebery in the Wye Valley.

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Difficulty
Distance 29.9 km
Duration 9:00 h
Ascent 878 m
Descent 886 m

Walk through the amazing green and lush Wye valley.

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