Offa's Dyke Path, North
Total distance covered; 97 miles (156kms)
8 days walking, based in Llangollen
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“Not the oldest, nor the longest, but the best”. So said Lord Sandford about Offa’s Dyke Path.
In 2016 we offered a walk along the southern half of the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, and in 2017 we shall be offering the northern half from Knighton to Prestatyn. For those who walked the southern half last year it will be the opportunity to complete one of Britain’s most varied routes, but either section is a great walk in its own right.
This 97 mile (156km) northern section of Offa’s Dyke Path, starts in the market town of Knighton in Mid-Wales and finishes in the resort of Prestayn on the North Wales Coast. The route passes through a wonderful variety of mid-Wales countryside where the route follows the crest of the ancient earthwork over switchback hills, only occasionally dropping into unspoilt border towns and villages. Further north it passes through the spectacular limestone hills around Llangollen before finally climbing over the wild moorland of the Clwydian Hills and descending to its conclusion on the coast of the Irish Sea.
Highlights of the holiday include such man-made wonders as Telford’s Pont-yr-Cysyllte aqueduct, Castell Dinas Bran and Vale Crucis Abbey, the switchback walk over Graig Hill, Hergen Hill and Edenhope Hill, the airy Panorama Walk with its fantastic views along the length of Trevor Rocks and across to Castell Dinas Bran, World's End, the hill forts at the summits of at Foel Fenlli, Moel Arthur and Penyclodiau and the 360˚ views across the Clwydian Mountains from the summit of Moel Famau.
Date:Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2017
Day 1: Knighton to Churchtown 11 mls (18kms)
Day 2: Churchtown to Forden 10 mls (16kms)
Day 3: Forden to Four Crosses 15 mls (24kms)
Day 4: Four Crosses to Chirk 15 mls (24kms)
Day 5: Chirk to Llangollen 8 mls (13kms)
Day 6: Llangollen to Clwyd Gate 14 mls (23kms)
Day 7: Clwyd Gate to Bodfari 12 mls (19kms)
Day 8: Bodfari to Prestatyn 12 mls (19kms)
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