by Webmaster, 14th May 2021
To celebrate Offa’s Dyke Path turning 50, try one of our two walks for a taster of this iconic trail
If you haven't already, read our feature on the 50th anniversary of Offa's Dyke Path in the Summer 2021 edition of Welsh Border Life. Click here to download the magazine, free of charge...
Offa’s Dyke attracts thousands from across Britain and Europe for a walk regarded by many as one of the world’s finest. It’s as popular today as at any stage during the past five decades, but just what has made it appeal to so many for so long?
Well you actually cross the Border 26 times, it’s 1,250 years old, 177 miles in length and crosses a huge variety of landscapes. It takes in the Wye Valley, the farming meadows in Monmouthshire, the high Hatterrall Ridge in the Beacons, as well as the uplands in the Clwydian Range.
The trail also links up several protected areas, so you’re in the best landscapes our country has to offer. You don’t have to walk the whole length in one go, however. Here are two walks in the Black Mountains to the south and Flintshire and Denbighshire in the north, both of which can be walked in one day.
ROUTE 1 – A classic ridge straddling the Welsh border
ROUTE 2 – A stunning summit, ancient fort and underrated mountain range
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