Book OnlineSouth section of Offa's Dyke Path
Total distance: 81 miles (130 km)
Duration: 8 nights, 7 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Season: 1st January - 31st December
Start of holiday: Chepstow
End of holiday: Knighton
Day 1: Travel to Chepstow where your first nights accommodation has been booked
Day 2: Chepstow to St Briavels. 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Day 3: St Briavels to Monmouth. 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Day 4: Monmouth to Llantilio Crossenny (White Castle). 11 miles (18km)
Day 5: Llantilio Crossenny (White Castle) to Longtown/Llanthony. 11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 6: Longtown/Llanthony to Hay-on-Wye. 13 miles (21km)
Day 7: Hay-on-Wye to Kington. 15 miles (24km)
Day 8: Kington to Knighton. 13.5 miles (21.5km)
Day 9: Depart from Knighton after breakfast
The itinerary above shows our preferred overnight stops, but if accommodation is not available at any one of these locations, we may alter the itinerary slightly.
Extra nights / rest days
An extra night gives you the chance to explore some of the villages and old market towns along the trail, catch up with writing postcards or to simply relax and give your weary legs a rest.
The sleepy town of Hay-on-Wye is a good choice for a rest day, particularly if you are keen on books. There are over 30 book stores in houses, shops, the old cinema and the ramshackle stone castle.
Knighton is a good choice. It is an attractive old town and the Offa's Dyke Centre is well worth a visit.
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- 8 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
- Breakfast each day.
- Door to door luggage transfer.
- Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
- An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
- Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
- Emergency assistance.
Travel InformationDetailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below.
Most convenient major city and international airports: London
Outward journey from London to Chepstow: There is a fast and frequent rail service between London Euston or Paddington and Chepstow. The journey takes 2 hours 50 minutes.
Return journey to London at the end of the holiday: There is a regular train service from Knighton to London. The journey takes around 4 hours.
It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.
Click here for a summary of monthly average temperatures and rainfall for this trail.