Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday
in Wales
a Welsh Coast to Coast walking holiday
(South to North)
from Chepstow to Prestatyn in 16 days
15 nights and 14 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

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

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Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday
in Wales
  A Welsh Coast to Coast hiking holiday from Chepstow to Prestatyn
via The Wye Valley, Tintern Abbey, Llanthony Abbey, Hay-on-Wye, Knighton, Welshpool,  Llangollen and River Dee
.

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.
The Offas Dyke Path walking holiday is on a 177-mile way-marked long-distance walking trail. This hiking tour can be walked in either direction.
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 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.

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 Prestatyn
Suggested Tour Duration
:
15 nights, 14 days walking
Total Distance:
177 miles/285 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7.5/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
12.5 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
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, Welshpool
Powis Castle, Welshpool
Chirk Castle
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Plas Newydd, Llangollen
Llangollen Steam Railway
Horse Drawn Barges, Llangollen Canal
Welsh Clwydian Hills
North Coast of Wales
This route connects with:
Wales Coast Path
Wye Valley Walk
Glyndwrs Way
Severn Way
Shropshire Way

  Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday
in Wales, a Welsh Coast to Coast walking holiday
(South to North)
from Chepstow to Prestatyn in 16 days
15 nights and 14 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

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Knighton to Mellington           14 miles/22.5 kms

Walking across the ancient drovers’ road, the Kerry Ridgeway , which has survived almost intact for centuries in this unspoilt corner of the Welsh Marches. The Offa’s Dyke Path walking trail hikes through pretty villages, before an exhilarating hike onto Llanfair Hill. The Offa’s Dyke itself is well-preserved on this airy section of the walking path. During todays walk you share the path for a few miles with the Shopshire Way.

Day 9: Mellington to Welshpool        17 miles/27 kms

After crossing the Plain of Montgomery and climbing to Beacon Ring hill fort, the trail drops down to the River Severn at Welshpool where Offa’s Dyke Path connects again with Glyndwr’s Way and Severn Way.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day(s) :  Exploring Welshpool
There is so much to see in Welshpool that it is worth spending an extra day/s to visit Powis Castle, or take a trip on the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 10: Welshpool to Llanymynech           9 miles/14.5 kms  
Walking on from Chirk, Chirk Castle makes a worthwhile detour today. A 700-year old fortress surrounded by a medieval hunting park, you can enjoy views over Wales and England from the roof.

Day 11: Llanymynech to Chirk               14 miles/22.5 kms  
From Llanymynech the Offa’s Dyke Path winds its way to Nantmawr then across the River Morda just outside Oswestry, which is a short detour off the route. The walking path crosses the Old Oswestry Racecourse and very soon comes to Chirk.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 12: Chirk to Llangollen         7.5 miles/12 kms

Chirk Castle makes a worthwhile detour today. A 700-year old fortress surrounded by a medieval hunting park with views over Wales and England. As you approach Llangollen you come to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. A thousand feet in length and 126 feet above the River Dee. Don’t miss Plas Newydd, a beautiful black-and-white timbered building at the heart of this charming town, once home to the “Ladies of Llangollen”. Llangollen has much to offer the visitor; its famous canal, steam railway and beautiful river. A great place to take a rest day to sample Welsh life.

Optional Day(s) : exploring Llangollen
Spend extra some time exploring  Llangollen to relax, visit the house of the “Ladies of Llangollen”, take a trip on the steam train or a horse drawn canal boat trip.

Day 13: Llangollen to Clwyd Gate             14 miles/23 kms  
Walking on from Llangollen you reach the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran, a medieval fort and then the route follows in the shadow of the escarpment of Trevor Rocks and Eglwyseg Mountain. This is followed by a great walk across open moorland to Pen-y-stryt and Clwyd Gate.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 14: Clwyd Gate to Bodfari         10 miles/16 kms
A more challenging hiking day today as you cross the Welsh Clwydian Hills. There is ample recompense in the form of wonderful views and a number of Iron Age hill-forts to explore. The bilberry and heather-clad slopes harbour plenty of birdlife and provide a springy surface for the walker, which makes the walking easier.

Day 15: Bodfari to Prestatyn             12 miles/19 kms
This last day of walking includes a bracing hike onto “Bryn Prestatyn”, from where you are treated to panoramic views across to Snowdonia, the North coast of Wales and the Clwydian Hills behind. You finish Offa’s Dyke Path with a downhill stretch to the seaside town of Prestatyn.  At Prestatyn, Offas Dyke Path connects with Wales Coast Path.

Offas Dyke Path walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 16: 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 Prestatyn
16 day itinerary
(South or North)
 
 14 days walking and 15 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:  Knighton to Montgomery          18 miles
Day 9:  Montgomery to Welshpool         13 miles
Optional Day in Welshpool
Day 10:  Welshpool to Llanymynech        9 miles
Day 11:  Llanymynech to Craig Nant       14 miles
Day 12:  Craig Nant to Llangollen             7 miles
Optional Day in Llangollen
Day 13:  Llangollen to Clwyd Gate          14 miles
Day 14:  Clwyd Gate to Bodfari               11 miles
Day 15:  Bodfari to Prestatyn                  13 miles
Day 16:  Depart Prestatyn

£1,365pp
dbl/twin

£1,875pp
single occ

£2,025pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Offas Dyke Path
Walking Holiday
(South to North)
 Chepstow to Prestatyn
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

Mellington
Mellington Hall Hotel

double/twin
£52.50

Single
 £68.50

Welshpool
Royal Oak Hotel

double/twin
£20.00

Single
 £35.00

Llangollen
Wild Pheasant Hotel

double/twin
£28.50

Single
 £44.00

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