Offa's Dyke Path
Fascinating history and breathtaking nature awaits
Nature welcomes you along the Offa’s Dyke Path, offering an extraordinary walk for an hour or two with just the company of the natural world by your side.
If you're looking to test your endurance, hike the entire trail in 12 days - magnificent countryside views are guaranteed as you follow along your planned route with a map in hand.
In the brilliant summer heat, with the sun rays touching your skin, challenge your mind and body.
Climb the groups of hills upon the vast expanse of open land covering the Black Mountains, extending across the English–Welsh border and into Herefordshire.
A tale of two trails
It's possible to split the walk into two - the North and South sections.
Pass by historic towns, including Chepstow, and admire the majestic Norman castle walls in Monmouth, the solid rocks holding it up as if it were conjured from a historic film.
The Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177-mile-long walking trail and, come rain or shine, there are plenty of places to stop off along the way.
Visit Hay-on-Wye, the town of books, or take shelter in one of the many country churches en route.
A place to rest your head
This trip can be a real break from the world if you're feeling adventurous. Lie under a tarp tent, listening to the rain gently falling overhead and dripping from the trees.
Pack a little barbecue and give your body a boost of energy as you tuck into a burger with melted cheese and red sauce drizzled on top.
Fancy something a bit more luxurious? Book the Offa's Dyke Path accommodations and enjoy en-suite rooms, a full Welsh breakfast as well as a pick-up to and from the path to save your tired feet.
The Offa’s Dyke Path can be walked all year but we recommend digging out your walking boots for spring or early summer. The flowers are just beginning to bloom and your whole journey will be filled with vibrant colours and delicate aromas.
The end of an incredible adventure
However you spend your time along the trail, you'll have the pleasure of being surrounded by the nature and wildlife of the area.
And the thing about both of those? Somehow they never fail to leave you captivated.
So take a break from the modern world and step back to a time long ago, you might find yourself heading back more than you think.