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.
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.
Prestatyn to Bwlch Penbarras (near Llanbedr Dyffrun Clwyd)
20.7 miles 8 hours, 20 minutes
Bwlch Penbarras to Trefor
19.2 miles 6 hours, 35 minutes
Trefor to Llanymynech – 19 miles
19 miles 6 hours, 25 minutes
Llanymynech to Montgomery – 20 miles
20 miles 6 hours, 35 mins
Montgomery to Knighton
18 miles 7 hours, 25 mins
Knighton to Kington
13.5 miles 5 hours, 50 mins
Kington to Hay-on-Wye
14.5 miles 5 hours, 55 mins
Hay-on-Wye to Pandy
17.8 miles 6 hours, 35 mins
Pandy to Monmouth
16.2 miles 6 hours, 10 mins
Monmouth to Sedbury
18 miles 7 hours, 35 mins
Please Note: Walking times are estimations and are subject to change
Please Note: This schedule is subject to change