Offa's Dyke Path

  • Trail distance is 173 miles / 279 kms
  • There are 30604 feet / 9328 metres to climb
  • Typically it takes 12-16 days to walk the trail
  • Teams allowed, all team members complete the distance
  • Permitted activities:  walking, jogging, aerobic exercise   
  • There are no time restrictions to complete the challenge

The Offa's Dyke Path National Trail is a long distance footpath that follows the 8th Century Offa's Dyke from the Severn Estuary in the South West of England to the Irish Sea on the North Wales coast. It is thought that the dyke was constructed to divide King Offa's Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms to the east in land that is now Wales. The Offa's Dyke trail was opened in 1971. It starts at Sedbury Cliffs south of Chepstow and passes through eight counties on its way to the coastal town of Prestatyn. Along the way you will cross the English/Welsh border multiple times and experience changing landscapes including the beautiful Wye Valley, the impressive Brecon Beacons National Park, the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Range.

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