Offa’s Dyke Path | Top Trails Britain

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This National Trail follows the English/Welsh border alongside the 8th Century Offa's Dyke. It takes you through changing landscapes offering amazing opportunities to catch a view of our native wildlife.

The Dyke of King Offa

Offa’s Dyke Path is named after, and often follows, the spectacular Dyke King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.

Brecon Beacons & Hatterall Ridge

The Trail was opened in the summer of 1971. It passes through no less than eight different counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times. The Trail explores the tranquil Marches (as the border region is known) and passes through the Brecon Beacons National Park on the spectacular Hatterrall Ridge.

Outstanding Natural Beauty

In addition it links no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Wye Valley, the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Range / Dee Valley.

Length & location of the Offa’s Dyke Path

Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177 mile (285 Km) long walking trail, following the English/Welsh border. The trail links Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow on the banks of the Severn estuary with the coastal town of Prestatyn on the shores of the Irish sea.

More information about the Offa’s Dyke Path

Great site about the Offa’s Dyke Path: www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offas-dyke-path

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