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National Trail AcornOffa's Dyke Path National Trail

Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Powys, Shropshire, Wrexham

285 km / 177 miles
For over 60 miles the route of this National Trail runs along or close to the 8th-century dyke, passing many other historical sites. The Trail meanders along the east side of the Wye Valley to Monmouth, then crosses lowland farmland to Pandy and Hatterrall Ridge which is then followed to Hay-on-Wye. The trail then crosses the Radnorshire Hills followed by the hill country of Clun. The next part of the route is across the plain of Montgomery, along the Severn Valley and across the Vale of Llangollen to the Clwydian Hills.

The waymarked Three Castles Walk (Monmouthshire) (19 miles and on OS mapping) is a circular walk from Offa's Dyke visiting Skenfrith, White and Grosmont castles.

The LDWA National Trails Register offers certificates for completers of several British National Trails.


Details:

Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: National Trail (England and Wales)
Challenging
Moorland
Heritage
Start: ST552928 - Sedbury Cliff, Chepstow, Monmouthshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ060837 - Prestatyn, Denbighshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1971
User Group: Offa's Dyke Association Offa's Dyke Association
Email: oda@offasdyke.org.uk
Web Sites: National Trails - Offa's Dyke Path Offa's Dyke Association BBC travel : Offa's Dyke : Britain's unmarked 'no-man's land' Brecon Beacons Park Society - Treks and Trails Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB - Offa's Dyke National Trail Denbighshire County Council - Offa's Dyke National Trail Forest of Dean & Wye Valley AONB - Offa's Dyke Path Herefordshire County Council - walks and trails - long distance routes Herefordshire waymarked walking trails History of Offa's Dyke in the County of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire History Points - Offa's Dyke path tour Shropshire Outdoor Partnerships - Offa's Dyke Path National Trail Visit Monmouthshire - Offa's Dyke Independent Hostels UK - Offa's Dyke Accommodation Brian's Walks - Offa's Dyke Path [blog] British Walks - Offa's Dyke [blog] Halfway Hike - Offa's Dyke posts [blog] Trailplanner - Offa's Dyke / Llwybr Clawdd Offa [blog] A walker's journal - Offa's Dyke Path [blog] Offa's Dyke "The Movie" [YouTube video] Offa's Dyke drone [YouTube video] Walking the Offa's Dyke Path - in three minutes [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Offa's Dyke Path : Prestatyn to Chepstow  (Trailblazer Publications  - 2019 )
Guidebook Walking Offa's Dyke Path National Trail : following the English-Welsh Border  (Cicerone Press  - 2016 )
Guidebook The National Trails : 19 long-distance routes through England, Scotland and Wales  (Cicerone Press  - 2015 )
Guidebook Offa's Dyke Path : National Trail Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2014 )
Guidebook Offa's Dyke circular walks : northern section  (Sigma Press  - 2001 )
Guidebook Offa's Dyke circular walks : southern section  (Sigma Press  - 2000 )
General Interest Book A spring ramble : walking the Offa's Dyke Path  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  - 2015 )
General Interest Book Big walks of the south  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2010 )
General Interest Book Big walks of Great Britain  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2007 )
General Interest Book Clawdd Offa / Offa's Dyke  (Gomer  - 2009 )
General Interest Book Offa's Dyke  (Gomer  - 2006 )
General Interest Book Offa's Dyke : landscape & hegemony in eighth-century Britain  (Oxbow Books  - 2016 )
General Interest Book Offa's Dyke : the beginner's guide  (Offa's Dyke Association  - 2016 )
General Interest Book Special Offa : walking the Offa's Dyke path  (Eye Books  - 2004 )
General Interest Book Walking with Offa  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  - 2018 )
Other Offa's Dyke Journal  (Archaeopress  - Updated annually )
Accommodation list Essential guide to walking Offa's Dyke Path  (Offa's Dyke Association  - Updated annually )
General Interest Book Welsh wander : an epic trek right around Wales  (Y Lolfa  - 2017 )
Other Offa's Dyke Path passport = Pasbort Llwybr Clawdd Offa  (Offa's Dyke Association )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Trails Shop )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Long Distance Walkers Association )
Badge & Certificate Badge & Certificate for Offa's Dyke Path National Trail  (Offa's Dyke Association )
Badge Badge for Offa's Dyke Path National Trail  (Offa's Dyke Association )
Badge Badge for Offa's Dyke Path National Trail  (Offa's Dyke Association )
Badge Badge for National Trails  (Trails Shop )
Other National Trail mug  (Trails Shop )
Other Offa's Dyke t-shirt  (Offa's Dyke Association )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 116, 117, 126, 137, 148, 161, 162, 172
OS Landranger Active 116, 117, 126, 137, 148, 161, 162, 172
OS Explorer 13, 14, 167, 201, 216, 240, 255, 256, 264, 265
OS Explorer Active 13, 14, 167, 201, 216, 240, 255, 256, 264, 265
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Offa's Dyke Path (Harvey Maps - 2019)
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Offa's Dyke Path Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company (an imprint of HarperCollins) - 2017)
ZigZag 25 Stripmap
Offa's Dyke Path 1: Sedbury Cliffs to Twyn Llech (Yellow Publications - Feb 2016)
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284.6 km (176.8 miles)
9,085 m (29,806 ft) ascent
700 m (2,297 ft)  maximum height

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