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

Tintern Abbey

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  Chepstow to Knighton
via The Wye Valley, Tintern Abbey, Llanthony Abbey, Hay-on-Wye

Offa’s Dyke Path, is one of Wales’s long distance walking trails, between Wales’ North coast at Prestatyn and the mouth of the River Wye and the Severn estuary at Chepstow, via Llangollen, River Dee, Knighton, Hay-on-Wye, Llanthony Abbey, Tintern Abbey and Chepstow.
This section of Offa’s Dyke Path walking holiday 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.

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.

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 section of 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
Chepstow to Knighton
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:
Bristol Channel
Tintern Abbey
Llanthony Priory
Hay Bluff
Hay-on Wye
Black Mountains of Wales
Hay Castle, Hay-on Wye
River Wye
This route connects with:
Wales Coast Path
Wye Valley Walk
Glyndwrs Way

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

Day 1: Arrive at Chepstow

To start your walking holiday on Offa’s Dyke Path walking trail you make your own way to Chepstow. 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 Chepstow Offa’s Dyke Path connects with Wye Valley Walk and with the Wales Coast Path.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Chepstow to Tintern          10 miles/16 kms

Offa’s Dyke Path starts at Sedbury Cliffs on the banks of the River Severn and passes by the 11th century Chepstow Castle. The walking route follows the Wye Valley and passes right by Tintern Abbey, where you can visit the monastic ruins.

Day 3: Tintern to Monmouth                  8 miles/13 kms

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. The walking route passes to Monmouth for your overnight stop.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Monmouth to Pandy          16 miles/26 kms  
Easier walking as you leave Monmouthshire and hike through the gentler landscapes of Powys, walking north of Abergavenny through an area of Wales rich in castles and quaint villages.

Day 5: Pandy to Hay-on-Wye         18 miles/29 kms

A strenuous but very scenic walking day through the Black Mountains of Wales, with wonderful views of the Wye Valley and the ruins of 11th century Llanthony Priory, deep in the quiet Vale of Ewyas. Easy walking along the ridge ending with a hike down Hay Bluff beside the Gospel Pass – Wales’ highest motorable road. End the day by sampling the delights of Hay-on-Wye, the world-famous book town. 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 6: Hay-on-Wye to Kington       15 miles/24 kms

More great hiking country as the walking route heads along the Wye Valley through an area of conifer woods known as Bettws Dingle to the hamlet of Newchurch. Then through the village of Gladestry and along the Hergest Ridge to the town of Kington is your overnight stay.

Day 7: Kington to Knighton          13 miles/21 kms  
Spectacular views and lovely walking across springy turf as you hike through the Welsh county of Powys. There’s a thriving craft tradition in Mid Wales too, with many artists deriving their inspiration from the landscape of Wales. At Hawthorn Hill you can see the once endangered Red Kite, a striking bird of prey which has become an emblem of Mid Wales. At Knighton, the “Town on the Dyke”, Offa’s Dyke Path connects with Glyndwr’s Way.

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 North to South direction.

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

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

£595pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£903pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

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

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Chepstow
Woodfield House

double/twin
£20.00

Single
 £10.00

Tintern
Old Rectory

double/twin
£25.00

Single
 £55.00

Wye Valley Hotel

£20.00

£27.50

Monmouth
Punch House Inn

double/twin
£25.00

Single
 £20.00

Hay on Wye
The Swan at Hay

double/twin
£67.50

Single
 £60.00

Kington
Burton Hotel

double/twin
£35.00

Single
 £43.00

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