The Walk

The Offa’s Dyke Path runs for 177 miles along the Anglo-Welsh border. It follows and is named after the dyke erected by King Offa in the 8th Century to separate his Kingdom of Mercia from what would later become Wales.

“a certain vigorous king called Offa… had a great dyke built between Wales and Merica from Sea to Sea” – Asser c. 893 AD

The trail connects Prestatyn on the North Welsh coast with Sedbury Cliffs, near Chepstow, on the Severn Estuary. It passes through 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 8 counties and crosses the border more than 20 times.

If you walk the entire trail, you’ll pass through many different types of landscape from the Black Mountains, the Shropshire Hills, the uplands of the Brecon Beacons and Clwydian Range to the Eglwyseg moors and river lands of Montgomeryshire.

Offa's Dyke Challenge

The entire trail has a total ascent of about 28,000 feet, which is the same as the height of Everest.

Len will be walking the path over the course of 10 days, beginning on the 23rd June 2018 in Prestatyn and finishing on July 2nd at Sedbury Cliffs.

Offa's Dyke elevation and days (2)
Offa’s Dyke Elevation Profile

DAY ONE

Prestatyn to Bwlch Penbarras (near Llanbedr Dyffrun Clwyd)

20.7 miles            8 hours, 20 minutes

DAY TWO

Bwlch Penbarras to Trefor

19.2 miles            6 hours, 35 minutes

DAY THREE

Trefor to Llanymynech – 19 miles

19 miles                 6 hours, 25 minutes

DAY FOUR

Llanymynech to Montgomery – 20 miles

20 miles                6 hours, 35 mins

DAY FIVE

Montgomery to Knighton

18 miles                7 hours, 25 mins

DAY SIX

Knighton to Kington

13.5 miles            5 hours, 50 mins

DAY SEVEN

Kington to Hay-on-Wye

14.5 miles             5 hours, 55 mins

DAY EIGHT

Hay-on-Wye to Pandy

17.8 miles              6 hours, 35 mins

DAY NINE

Pandy to Monmouth

16.2 miles              6 hours, 10 mins

DAY TEN

Monmouth to Sedbury

18 miles                  7 hours, 35 mins

Please Note: Walking times are estimations and are subject to change

LEN'S CHALLENGE SCHEDULE

Please Note: This schedule is subject to change