Offa's Dyke Path

Remote path along the England Wales border following the 8th Century Offa's Dyke

Length 174.6 miles (281.0 km) 26,600 ft (8,100 meters) over 12 long stages
Toughness 9 out of 10. The stages below are very long - and in some cases there are few shorter options

OS Explorer Maps : 14, 13, 201, 216, 240, 256, 265

Walk Notes

The Offa's Dyke path was inspired by the dyke (earth wall) built by King Offa of Mercia in the 8th Century to keep out the Welsh. It follows it for much of the way crossing the England-Wales border 20 times along the way.

It starts near Chepstow in the south and follows the River Wye to Monmouth, the Hatterall ridge in the Brecon Beacons national park to Hay on Wye, the Shropeshire and Clwyd hills

With the Wales Coast Path, Offa's Dyke form a complete Wales Border Path

StageLength (miles)(km)Ascent (feet) (metres)Our Walks
Stage 1 : Chepstow18.529.82800850
Stage 2 : Monmouth16.526.51700500
Stage 3 : Pandy15.925.62250675
Stage 4 : Hay-on-Wye14.823.82050625
Stage 5 : Kington13.321.42300700
Stage 6 : Knighton14.823.833501025
Stage 7 : Brompton12.019.31400425
Stage 8 : Buttington10.416.75025
Stage 9 : Llanymynech13.722.12500750
Stage 10 : Chirk15.224.42500775
Stage 11 : Llandegla17.528.23150950
Stage 12 : Bodfari12.119.42250675
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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Traveline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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