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Hike Offa's Dyke Path

Offa's Dyke Path
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last update on Jul 23, 2019
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Distance: 177.09 miles
Duration:14 days
Min: 440 ft
Max: 440 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail


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Route description

Jubilee Tower on Moel Fammau crosses your path.
CC BY-SA 2.0   Euchiasmus Jubilee Tower on Moel Fammau crosses your path.

The 285km/177mi long-distance hiking trail Offa's Dyke Path was named after the influential King Offa of Mercia, who had the dyke built around 800 AD in order to delimit his kingdom from the others. As it takes around two weeks to do the entire trail, many hikers go for a shorter variation and only walk certain stages. The hike is recommended from south to north, where you simply follow the acorn signs.


  • Stage 1: Sedbury Cliffs - Monmouth
  • Stage 2: Monmouth - Pandy 
  • Stage 3: Pandy - Hay-on-Wye
  • Stage 4: Hay - Kington
  • Stage 5: Kington - Knighton
  • Stage 6: Knighton - Brompton Crossroads
  • Stage 7: Brompton Crossroads - Buttington Bridge
  • Stage 8: Buttington Bridge - Llanymynech
  • Stage 9: Llanymynech - Chirk Mill
  • Stage 10: Chirk Mill - Llandegla
  • Stage 11: Llandegla - Bodfari
  • Stage 12: Bodfari - Prestatyn
Suitable for dogs
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Interesting facts

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  • You can easily take your dog on this trail.
  • You shouldn’t forget to bring your hiking boots. There are some sections on the trail where sturdy footwear is required. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.


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