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Black band on named white disc with castle/well motifWat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail

Flintshire, Powys, Shropshire

98 km / 61 miles
Wat's Dyke is a 40-mile earthwork running throughthe northern Welsh Marches in pastoral countryside via Maesbury in Shropshire passing to the east of Oswestry to Basingwerk Abbey on the River Dee estuary. It runs generally parallel to Offa's Dyke, sometimes within a few yards but never more than three miles away. The route also includes Overton, Wrexham, Caergwrie, New Brighton and Rhosesmar.


Waymark: Black band on named white disc with castle/well motif
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Black band on named white disc with castle/well motif
Attributes: Paths marked on OS mapping
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Start: SJ266209 - Basingwerk Abbey, Holywell, Flintshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ194774 - Llanymynech, Shropshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2008
Web Sites: Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail Shropshire Outdoor Partnerships - Wat's Dyke Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail  (Walking Pages  - 2008 )


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 116, 117, 126
OS Landranger Active 116, 117, 126
OS Explorer 240, 256, 265, 266
OS Explorer Active 240, 256, 265, 266

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Route Profile:

99.3 km (61.7 miles)
1,370 m (4,495 ft) ascent
270 m (886 ft)  maximum height

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