Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail

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Following the route of an ancient earthwork claimed to have been created on the orders of King Offa of Mercia in the 8th century, the Offa's Dyke Path provides 177 miles of walking along the length of the England/Wales border.

It's a walk through beautiful scenery, where every day is different from the day before. And one where you spend much time with a giant dyke.

What more could anyone ask for?

Offa’s Dyke Path: A walk with history

Published 22 October 2023

Who was King Offa? And why did he build a giant dyke in the first place?

Offa’s Dyke Path Stage 1: Sedbury Cliffs to Chepstow

Published 29 October 2023

Setting off from the southern end of the trail for a small amuse bouche of a walk.

Offa’s Dyke Path Stage 2 (Part 1): Chepstow to Bigsweir Bridge

Published 12 November 2023

From Chepstow, into Gloucestershire for muddy paths, the River Wye, the devil himself, and a rather dry Foggy.

Offa’s Dyke Path Stage 2 (Part 2): Bigsweir Bridge to Monmouth

Published 19 November 2023

Through the woods, a roundhouse, up and down hills, slipping in the mud, and a naval temple, all on the way to Monmouth.

Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail - the trail highlights

At the southern end of the Offa’s Dyke Path National

Published 5 November 2023

Spoiler: It’s a lump of stone with a plaque attached.

Bigsweir Bridge

Published 26 November 2023

A bridge over the River Wye, on the Offa’s Dyke Path.