Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales
(North to South)
from Knighton to Chepstow in 8 days
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

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Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday
in Wales
  A Welsh hiking holiday from Knighton to Chepstow
via  Hay-on-Wye, Llanthony Abbey, Tintern Abbey, The Wye Valley and Chepstow

Offa’s Dyke Path is one of Wales’ long distance walking trails, between Wales’ Knighton and Severn estuary at Chepstow, via Hay-on-Wye, Llanthony Abbey, Tintern Abbey and Chepstow.
This secion of Offa’s Dyke Path is an 80 mile way-marked long-distance walking trail. This hiking tour can be walked in either direction.

The walking trail officially opened in 1971 but this long-distance hiking path follows an earthwork of much greater antiquity. Built by King Offa of Mercia in the 8th century, Offa’s Dyke formed the ancient frontier between England and Wales. There are no border skirmishes these days, but you’ll find miles of quiet, uninterrupted Welsh countryside, stunning mountain ranges and a plethora of wildlife.

You’ll encounter the Severn and Wye Rivers as the walking path winds between Denbighshire and Monmouthshire. Cultural heritage sites are in abundance, from the Palaeolithic Pontnewydd Cave, home to Wales’ earliest known settlers, to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct from the Industrial Age.

This Welsh self guided Offas Dyke Path walking holiday hikes through some of the highlights of Wales and is a great introduction to walking holidays in Wales and the UK. The Offa’s Dyke Path passes through some of Wales’s most spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.

The Offas Dyke Path walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday
Knighton to Chepstow
Suggested Tour Duration
:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
80 miles/128 kms
Min/max daily distance:
8/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Grading:
Strenuous
Features:
Hay-on Wye
Black Mountains of Wales
Hay Castle, Hay-on Wye
River Wye
Hay Bluff
Llanthony Priory
Tintern Abbey
Bristol Channel
This route connects with:
Glyndwrs Way
Wye Valley Walk
Wales Coast Path

  Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday
in Wales
(North to South)
from Knighton to Chepstow in 8 days
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Knighton
To start your walking holiday on Offa’s Dyke Path walking trail you make your own way to Knighton. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday in Wales.  At Knighton the Offas Dyke Path connects with Glyndwrs Way.

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Knighton to Kington           13 miles/21kms

Spectacular views and lovely walking across springy turf as you hike through the Welsh county of Powys. A stiff hike up Hawthorn Hill gives you a good excuse to pause to watch the once-endangered Red Kite, a striking bird of prey which has become an emblem of Mid Wales. There’s a thriving craft tradition in Mid Wales too, with many artists deriving their inspiration from the landscape of Wales.

Day 3: Kington to Hay-on-Wye                  15 miles/24kms

More great hiking country as the walking route heads down to the Wye Valley through an area of conifer woods known as Bettws Dingle. End the day by sampling the delights of Hay-on-Wye, the world-famous book town. If book-browsing is not your thing, there is wonderful local food and drink on offer in the town’s pubs, tea shops and restaurants. At Hay Offa’s Dyke Path connects with Wye Valley Walk.

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day(s) :  Exploring Hay-on-Wye
There is so much to see in Hay-on-Wye explore the many book shops or take a canoe trip on the River Wye.

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Hay-on-Wye to Pandy   18 miles/29kms
A strenuous but very scenic walking day through the Black Mountains of Wales , beginning with a hike up to Hay Bluff beside the Gospel Pass – Wales’ highest motorable road. Easy walking along the ridge follows, with wonderful views of the Wye Valley and the ruins of 11th century Llanthony Priory, deep in the quiet Vale of Ewyas.

Day 5: Pandy to Monmouth        16 miles/26kms

Easier walking as you leave Powys and hike through the gentler landscapes of Monmouthshire, walking north of Abergavenny through an area of Wales rich in castles and quaint villages.

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Monmouth to Tintern        8 miles/13kms

Walking through the heart of the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with spectacular craggy limestone cliffs and dense woodland. A good chance to spot birdlife and otters at the water’s edge as you hike through this peaceful part of Wales. You finish today’s walk at Tintern.

Day 7: Tintern to Chepstow                 10 miles/16kms

The walking route passes right by Tintern Abbey, where you can visit the monastic ruins before continuing on to Chepstow with its fine 11th century castle. Offa’s Dyke Path ends at Sedbury Cliffs on the banks of the River Severn just a couple of miles beyond Chepstow. At Chepstow Offa’s Dyke Path connects with Wye Valley Walk and Wales Coast Path.

Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring  this interesting part of Wales
We can transfer you to your car or station.
We also offer this walking route in a South to North direction.

Offas Dyke Path Walking holiday
in Wales
Knighton to Chepstow
8 day itinerary
(North to South)
 
 6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:  Arrive Knighton
Day 2:  Knighton to Kington                 13 miles
Day 3:  Kington to Hay-on-Wye           15 miles
Optional Day in Hay-on-Wye
Day 4:  Hay-on-Wye to Pandy              18 miles
Day 5:  Pandy to Monmouth                 16 miles
Day 6:  Monmouth to Tintern                8 miles
Day 7:  Tintern to Chepstow                10 miles
Day 8:  Depart from Chepstow

£595pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£903pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Offas Dyke Path
Walking Holiday
(North to South)
Knighton to Chepstow
Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Kington
Burton Hotel

double/twin
£35.00

Single
 £43.00

Hay on Wye
The Swan at Hay

double/twin
£67.50

Single
 £60.00

Monmouth
Punch House Inn

double/twin
£25.00

Single
 £20.00

Tintern
Old Rectory

double/twin
£25.00

Single
 £55.00

Wye Valley Hotel

£20.00

£27.50

Chepstow
Woodfield Arms

double/twin
£20.00

Single
 £10.00

What’s included
in your Offas Dyke Path
Walking Holiday
in Wales

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Guide Book
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Offas Dyke Path
Walking Holiday in Wales

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Offas Dyke Path
Walking Holiday in Wales

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday:
How to get there

  • By Plane  to Bristol, Cardiff or Manchester, where we can arrange transfer to Prestatyn, Chepstow or starting point of your welsh walking holiday
  • By Car to Prestatyn, Chepstow or starting point of your welsh walking holiday where parking is available
  • By Train or Bus to Prestatyn, Chepstow or starting point of your welsh walking holiday

This 177 mile Welsh walking holiday follows one of the oldest National Trails, perhaps one of the best long-distance footpaths in Britain.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking