Open to Offas 2021


                                              Open to Offas    14th August 2021



Update - 16th August 2021 - 50 walkers and runners completed the longer course and 34 completed the shorter route last Saturday.

We hope to see you next year - provisional date 13th August 2022

Open to Offas is a long-established challenge walk, now held in August with options of 23 or 15.5 miles in 10.0 hours from Cilcain Village Hall (GR SJ176652) (just inside N Wales, 15 minutes beyond Chester by-pass). We welcome walkers and runners, LDWA members and non-members. Entry via SI entries costs £6.20 (£8.20 non-members).

Both routes climb the Clwydian Hills to follow the Offa's Dyke Path with the 23 mile route taking in Moel Famau and Foel Fenlli  with a return via wooded country. The views are outstanding, the terrain underfoot is excellent throughout. The start is at 08:30 (23-mile routes) or 09:30 (15.5-mile route).  Explorer Sheet 265 covers the whole event apart from about a mile at the southern end of the 23-mile route.  Landranger Sheet 116 also covers everything apart from half a mile just off the eastern edge for all routes.

Route description and gpx files for both routes are now available - please download for use during the walk


Click here  for 23 mile route description  (pdf format)     Click here for 23 mile route gpx file

Click here for 15 mile route description  (pdf format)      Click here for 15 mile route gpx file


Update 11th July - we will be providing some food and water at the checkpoints but coronavirus restrictions mean that we cannot provide a meal at the end. Welsh coronavirus restrictions differ from those in England - please bring a face-mask for use at the start/end point.

Online entry available from 1st January 2021 at

Entries close Thursday 12th August


Data Protection Statement

By entering the Open to Offas challenge walk the entrant agrees with the following:

“ I understand that the personal information submitted as part of my entry will be held by the event organisers for a period of up to two years after the event is held for the purpose of managing this event only. I further understand that photographs are likely to be taken at the event, which may be featured in Strider magazine or on LDWA websites. In addition, I understand that summary information may be published and may be held for the purposes of providing a record of the event. I will have the right to request that all my personal summary information is anonymized, should I so request”

Summary information is limited to the participant’s name, gender, date, distance covered and time recorded. By entering via Si Entries, an entrant is considered to have agreed to the above statement.

Click here for entry form  (pdf format)

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