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National Trail AcornOffa's Dyke Path National Trail

285 km / 177 miles

Denbighs, Flints, Glos, Mons, Powys, Shrops, Wrexham
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, crosses lowland farmland to Pandy and Hatterrall Ridge which is then followed to Hay-on-Wye. The Radnorshire Hills are crossed to Knighton as is 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 (Mons) (19 miles and on OS mapping) is a circular walk from Offa’s Dyke visiting Skenfrith, White and Grosmont castles. The St Winefride’s Way is a 14-mile pilgrim’s trail that links St Asaph’s Cathedral, Denbighshire, with St Winefride’s Well in Holywell, Flintshire.

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


Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: Moorland; Heritage
ST552928 - Sedbury Cliff, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
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SJ060837 - Prestatyn, Denbighs
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Open Date: 1971
User Group: Offa's Dyke Association
  Offa's Dyke Centre, West Street, KNIGHTON, Powys, LD7 1EN
  01547 528753
Web Sites: Offa's Dyke Path National Trail
  Offa's Dyke Association
  Explore Mid Wales - Offa's Dyke Path
  Forest of Dean & Wye Valley AONB - Offa's Dyke Path
  Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB - Offa's Dyke National Trail
  Contours - Offa's Dyke Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Certificate: Certificate for National Trails (Long Distance Walkers Association - 2009)
Paperback: Offa's Dyke Path: National Trail Guide (National Trail Guides) (Aurum Press - 2014)
Paperback: Offa's Dyke Path (Trailblazer Publications - 2011)
Paperback: Offa's Dyke Path (Cicerone Press - 2008)
Paperback: Offa's Dyke Path South: Chepstow to Knighton (National Trail Guides) (Aurum Press - 2010)
Paperback: Offa's Dyke Path North: Knighton to Prestatyn (National Trail Guides) (Aurum Press - 2008)
Illustrated Map: Map of England and Wales Walking Routes (Arty2 Ltd - 2010)
Paperback: National Trails: The National Trials of England, Scotland & Wales (Cicerone Press - 2007)
Paperback: Special Offa: Walking the Offa's Dyke Path (Eye Books - 2004)
Paperback: Big Walks Of Great Britain (Summersdale Publications - 2007)
Paperback: Offa’s Dyke Circular Walks: Southern (Sigma Leisure - 2000)
Paperback: Offa’s Dyke Circular Walks: Northern (Sigma Leisure - 2001)
Route notes: Offa's Dyke Path: South to North (Offa's Dyke Association - 2000)
Booklet: Offa's Dyke Path: North to South (Offa's Dyke Association - 2000)
Paperback: Langton's Guide to the Offa's Dyke Path: A Coast to Coast Walk (Langton's Guides) (Andrew Durham - 1996)
Booklet: Offa's Dyke Path & Glyndwyr's Way: Accommodation Guide (Offa's Dyke Association - Annual)
Looseleaf: Backpackers & Camping List for Offa's Dyke Path and Glyndwyr's Way (Offa's Dyke Association - Annual)
Guidebook: Offa's Dyke: A journey in words & pictures (Offa's Dyke Association - 2006)
Leaflet: Offa's Dyke Path/Llwybr Clawdd Offa (Countryside Council for Wales (Natural Resources Wales) - 2005)
Leaflets: Circular Walks: Offa's Dyke Path (Offa's Dyke Association)
Leaflets: Beyond the Offa's Dyke Path: Circular walks (Denbighshire County Council)
Badge: Badge for Offa's Dyke Path National Trail (Offa's Dyke Association)
Certificate: Certificate for Offa's Dyke Path National Trail (Offa's Dyke Association)
Paperback: Three Castles Walk: Skenfrith, White & Grosmont (Offa's Dyke Association)
Paperback: St Winefride's Way: St. Asaph to Holywell (John Merrill Foundation - 2004)
Badge & Certificate: Badge & Certificate for St. Winefride's Way (John Merrill Foundation)

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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 116117126137148161162172
OS Landranger Active: 116117126137148161162172
OS Explorer: 1314167201216240255256264265
OS Explorer Active: 1314167201216240255256264265
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap): Offa's Dyke Path North: Prestatyn to Knighton (Harvey Maps - 2005)
Harvey Map (Stripmap): Offa's Dyke Path South:Knighton to Chepstow (Harvey Maps - 2005)
Stripmap: Strip Maps of Offa's Dyke Path (Offa's Dyke Association - 1998)
Digital Maps:
Downloadable Digital Mapping: Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail (Anquet Maps - 2009)
Digital Mapping (25k Scale): MEMORY-MAP V5 OFFA'S DYKE PATH OS 1:25,000 (Memory-Map Europe)
Digital Mapping (25k Scale): Offa's Dyke Path 1:25k & 1:50k (Satmap - Jan 09)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (The Walking Holiday Company)
Support Providers: Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Load Off Your Back)
Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Northwestwalks)
Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Drover Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Marches Walks Limited)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Instep Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Macs Adventure)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Beks Treks UK)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Byways Breaks)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Discovery Travel)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Explore Britain)
Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Anglesey Walking Holidays)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
B & B Accommodation: Chateau Terrace B&B  (bookable online) < 1 Km 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: St Briavels YHA, St. Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire 2 Km 20 Km
Self-catering: The Acorns  (bookable online) 5 Km 26 Km
Self-catering: Robin's Barn (Self-catering cottage) Wye  (bookable online) 1 Km 27 Km
Bunk House: Ye Old Ferrie Inn Bunkhouse 5 Km 29 Km
Self-catering: Oak View Cottage  (bookable online) 1 Km 32 Km
Bunk House: Rickyard Bunkhouse, Wonastow, Monmouth < 1 Km 36 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rose Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 57 Km
Bunk House: Smithy's Bunkhouse, Pantygelli, Abergavenny 5 Km 58 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Wain House, Llanthony, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire 1 Km 66 Km
Hotels: The Baskerville Arms Hotel  (bookable online) 2 Km 86 Km
Hotels: The Royal Oak Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 100 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Kington YHA, Kington, Herefordshire < 1 Km 107 Km
Self-catering: Quarry House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 114 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Old Vicarage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 116 Km
Self-catering: Presteigne Holidays  (bookable online) 3 Km 120 Km
Hotels: Milebrook House  (bookable online) 4 Km 129 Km
B & B Accommodation: Offa Dyke House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 129 Km
Self-catering: Rose Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 137 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Clun Mill YHA, Craven Arms, Shropshire 5 Km 141 Km
B & B Accommodation: Long Mountain B&B  (bookable online) < 1 Km 172 Km
B & B Accommodation: Vine House Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 3 Km 174 Km
Self-catering: The Old Stable  (bookable online) 3 Km 174 Km
Self-catering: Bluebell at Gaer Fawr  (bookable online) 3 Km 176 Km
Other: Lane Farm Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 2 Km 180 Km
Hotels: The Golden Lion Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 185 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rhandregynwen Hall  (bookable online) 2 Km 185 Km
Self-catering: Beudy Bryn Celyn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 187 Km
Self-catering: Glen Helen Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km 190 Km
Bunk House: Springhill Farm Bunkhouse, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire 4 Km 207 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ty'n-Y-Wern Guest Accommodation  (bookable online) 1 Km 224 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Llangollen Hostel, Berwyn St, Llangollen 2 Km 225 Km
B & B Accommodation: Geufron Hall B&B  (bookable online) 1 Km 225 Km
Other: Snowdonia Camper Vans  (bookable online) 2 Km 225 Km
Hotels: Abbey Grange Hotel  (bookable online) 2 Km 226 Km
Self-catering: Velvet Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 226 Km
Self-catering: Plas yn ial  (bookable online) 4 Km 237 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Offa's Dyke Highlights
National Trails (England & Wales): Glyndwr's Way/Llwybr Glyndwr National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Beacons Way (Brecon); Clwydian Way; Gloucestershire Way; Herefordshire Trail; Jack Mytton Way; Kerry Ridgeway; Llwybr Ceiriog Trail; Maelor Way; Mortimer Trail; North Wales Path; Severn Way; Shropshire Way Northern Circular Route; Shropshire Way Route 20 - Nesscliffe to Llanymynech; Shropshire Way Route 27 - Lower Frankton to Llanymynech; Shropshire Way South Circular Route; Three Castles Walk (Monmouthshire); Wales Coast Path; Wye Valley Walk; Wysis Way
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Other Paths: Arrow Valley Trail; bc ring; Birmingham and Aberystwyth Walk; Black and White Village Trail; Blue Remembered Hills Bridleway; Bristol to Brecon Walk; Celtic Way; Cistercian Way (Wales); Dee Way; Elan Valley Way; Great English Walk; H M Stanley Trail; H.M.Stanley - Y Graig and Ffynnon Beuno; Hope House Way; Land's End to John O'Groats; Llangollen Round; Macmillan Way - Cross Britain Way; Mines, Moorland and Mountain; Monnow Valley Walk; Montgomery Canal; North Wales Pilgrims Way - Taith Pererin Gogledd Cymru; Riversides Way; Shrewsbury to Holywell Walk; Shropshire Cakes and Ale Trail; Shropshire Peaks Walk; St. Winefride's Way; Teme Valley Walk; Teme Valley Way; Vaughan's Way; Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail; Wild Edric's Way
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Anytime Challenges: Black Mountains Traverse Challenge; Brecon Beacons Traverse; Llangollen Canal Walk; Offa's Hyke


GPS Exchange Format Route File: Offa's Dyke Path National Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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Leaflet - External PDF: Chepstow by Public Transport Download File
MemoryMap Route file: Offa's Dyke Path National Trail Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Offa's Dyke Path National Trail Tracklogs Route File Login to Download
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Route Profile:

284.6 Km (176.8 miles)
9,085 m (29,806 ft) ascent
700 m (2,297 ft)  maximum height