Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday in Wales
(South to North)
from Knighton to Prestatyn in 10 days
9 nights and 8 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 Prestatyn
via 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.
This section of Offas Dyke Path walking holiday is a 98 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.

This itinerary for 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 Prestatyn
Suggested Tour Duration
:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
98 miles/158 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
Strenuous
Features:
Powis Castle, Welshpool
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, 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:
Glyndwrs Way
Severn Way
Wales Coast Path
Shropshire Way

  Offas Dyke Path Walking Holiday
in Wales
(South to North)
from Knighton to Prestatyn in 10 days
9 nights and 8 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 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 2: 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 3: 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 with the 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.

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Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Llangollen to Clwyd Gate               14 miles/24 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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
 Knighton to Prestatyn
10 day itinerary
(South to North)
 
 8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:  Arrive Knighton
Day 2:  Knighton to Montgomery          18 miles
Day 3:  Montgomery to Welshpool         13 miles
Optional Day in Welshpool
Day 4:  Welshpool to Llanymynech         9 miles
Day 5:  Llanymynech to Craig Nant       14 miles
Day 6:  Craig Nant to Llangollen           7.5 miles
Optional Day in Llangollen
Day 7:  Llangollen to Clwyd Gate          14 miles
Day 8:  Clwyd Gate to Bodfari               11 miles
Day 9:  Bodfari to Prestatyn                  13 miles
Day 10:  Depart Prestatyn

£765pp
dbl/twin

£1,071pp
single occ

£1,161pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

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

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

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.

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