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Walking Holiday in England and Wales on
The Offa's Dyke Path
between Prestatyn and Chepstow

Walking holiday on Offa's Dyke Path
Walking group on Offa's Dyke Path
Hike Offa's Dyke Path, is one of Wales's long distance walking trails, between Wales' North coast at Prestatyn and the mouth of the River Wye and the Severn estuary at Chepstow, via Llangollen , River Dee, Knighton, Hay-on-Wye, Llanthony Abbey, Tintern Abbey and Chepstow.
The Offa's Dyke Path is a 177 mile way-marked long-distance walking trail. This hiking tour can be walked in either direction.
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This Welsh self guided walking holiday hikes through some of the highlights of Wales and is a great introduction to walking holidays in Wales and the UK. The Offa's Dyke Path passes through some of Wales's most spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.
The Offa's Dyke walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday in Wales.
The walking trail officially opened in 1971 but this long-distance hiking path follows an earthwork of much greater antiquity. Built by King Offa of Mercia in the 8th century, Offa's Dyke formed the ancient frontier between England and Wales. There are no border skirmishes these days, but you'll find miles of quiet, uninterrupted Welsh countryside, stunning mountain ranges and a plethora of wildlife.

Suggested Tour Duration:
15 nights,
14 days walking
Total Distance:
177 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7.5/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
12.5 miles

Hay-on Wye
Hay Bluff
Tintern Abbey
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Walking holiday on Offa's Dyke Path
You'll encounter the Severn and Wye Rivers as the walking path winds between Denbighshire and Monmouthshire. Cultural heritage sites are in abundance, from the Palaeolithic Pontnewydd Cave, home to Wales' earliest known settlers, to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct from the Industrial Age. This is a strenuous walking holiday, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night!
Offa's Dyke Path
Southbound Itinerary
Prestatyn to Chepstow
Llangollen on walking holiday on Offa's Dyke Path
  Suggested Itinerary: Offa's Dyke Path Prestatyn to Chepstow southbound
Day 1:  Arrive Prestatyn
Day 2:  Prestatyn to Bodfari                   12 miles
Day 3:  Bodfari to Clwyd Gate                8 miles
Day 4:  Clwyd Gate to Llangollen             16 miles
Day 5:  Llangollen to Chirk                      14 miles
Day 6:  Chirk to Llanymynech                  7.5 miles
Day 7:  Llanymynech to Welshpool           9 miles
Day 8:  Welshpool to Mellington              17 miles
Day 9:  Mellington to Knighton                14 miles
Day 10:  Knighton to Kington                  13 miles
Day 11:  Kington to Hay-on-Wye            15 miles
Day 12:  Hay-on-Wye to Pandy              18 miles
Day 13:  Pandy to Monmouth                  16 miles
Day 14:  Monmouth to Tintern                8 miles
Day 15:  Tintern to Chepstow                10 miles
Day 16:  Depart from Chepstow
Chirk Castle on walking holiday on Offa's Dyke Path
Tintern Abbey on walking holiday on Offa's Dyke Path
Chepstow Castle on Offa's Dyke Path
You can walk this hiking tour over 15 days at about 12 miles per day. If you do not have a fortnight available, you can walk it in 2 separate week, perhaps breaking at Knighton.
This walking holiday in the UK operates
March to September and in either direction.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Offa's Dyke Path 16 day itinerary:
Prestatyn to Chepstow (north to south)
14 days walking and 15 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
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All prices subject to change

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on Offa's Dyke Path

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Guide book to Offa's Dyke Path
  • maps to Offa's Dyke Path
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Cicerone's Guide to Offa's Dyke Path

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Offa's Dyke Path

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
How to get there
By Plane to Bristol, Cardiff or Manchester, where we can arrange transfer to Prestatyn or Chepstow
By Car to Prestatyn or Chepstow where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Prestatyn or Chepstow
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