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Walking the Offa’s Dyke National Trail Path

The Offa's Dyke Path National Trail is 177 miles (283 km) long that starts at Chepstow in the south and follows the English/Welsh border alongside the 8th Century Offa's Dyke to Prestatyn in the north. 

This ancient Offa’s Dyke structure is still viable in parts as a bank up to 25 feet high with a deep ditch alongside.  The Offa's Dyke route passes through a variety of scenery including the Wye Valley, Black Mountains, and the Clwydian Hills, plus the border towns of Monmouth and Welshpool.

Along the Offa’s Dyke National Trail Path there are many places of historical interest including Chepstow Castle, the picturesque ruin of Tintern Abbey, the gatehouse bridge at Monmouth, White Castle, Powis Castle at Welshpool, and the hilltop fort of Dinas Bran overlooking Llangollen.

What maps are available for the Offa’s Dyke National Trail Path?

Offa’s Dyke north XT40 mapThere are 2 maps available covering the whole of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail Path called Offa’s Dyke north XT40 map (Prestatyn to Knighton), and Offa’s Dyke south XT40 map (Knighton to Chepstow ). Both of these maps are produced by Harvey Maps and are printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Buy maps for the Offa’s Dyke National Trail from our shop.

What guidebooks are available for the Offa’s Dyke National Trail Path?

The official guidebook for the Offa’s Dyke National Trail is published by Aurum Press and is called Offa’s Dyke Path.  Buy guidebooks for the Offa’s Dyke National Trail from our shop.

Map of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail long distance path

Map of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail long distance path
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Offa’s Dyke National Trail walking guidebook

Buy guidebooks for the Offa’s Dyke National Trail from our shop.