Offa's Dyke Path

A walk following King Offa's Dyke from Chepstow to Prestatyn along the England-Wales border.

3 to 17 nights
25-177 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding / Strenuous

From £260 per person

About the trail

During the 8th century, King Offa of Mercia ordered a great dyke to be built to mark the western boundary of his kingdom with Wales. The Offa's Dyke Path follows the course of this ancient earthwork from Chepstow to Prestatyn, passing through scenery of great beauty and variety along the way.

The trail visits a succession of historic border towns and attractive villages including Monmouth, Hay-on-Wye and Welshpool. There is also plenty of historic interest along the trail, including Chepstow Castle, the ruin of Tintern Abbey and the imposing stronghold of White Castle, to name just a few.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the Offa's Dyke Path

“It was a very good holiday. Walking through the hills & valleys was a dream. If you're a walker then Offa's Dyke path is a fabulous experience.”
Mrs Bell, UK
“A truly amazing opportunity.”
Mr Smoothy, Australia
“We have had a lot of walking experience and we enjoyed it very much. Yes, the staff have been very helpful each time my husband telephoned and we both enjoyed having a detailed holiday pack.”
Mr Andrews, UK
“Very good walk, distances and accommodation good…”
Mr Sharpe, UK
“We really enjoyed the walk with very different but interesting accommodation. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful. Comfortable beds and good breakfast every day. Thank you for your organisation.”
Mr Brown, UK
“We had a fabulous time and were very pleased overall.”
Mr Winter, USA
“Really nice walk, not over-challenging. Very rural, not much between each stop and the next. The instructions and advice were well.”
Mr Short, UK
“Everything went well - even the weather cooperated.”
Mr Catton, USA
“Offa’s Dyke Path is an amazing walk, with stunning scenery. The walk was challenging in parts, but well worth the effort.”
Mr Wilson, UK
"Descending to Redbrook" by Denise Roberts (2019)
"Llandegla" by Pam Wootton (2019)
"Between Kington and Knighton" by Bruce Williams (2018)
"White Castle" by Pam Wootton (2018)
"Crucorney Cwmyoy" by Pam Wootton (2018)
"Follow the Leader" by Tom Ossim (2018)
"Bluebells in the Wye Valley" by Susan Daber (2017)
"Wye Valley" by Susan Daber (2017)
"Kington Forest Path" by Susan Daber (2017)
"Between Knighton and Newcastle" by Marianne Engelshove (2017)
"Enjoying the Scenery" by Marianne Engleshove (2017)
"Bath with a View" by Marianne Engelshove (2017)
"Montgomery Canal" by Marianne Engelshove (2017)
"Hillfort Feet Up" by Nicki Barnes (2017)
"Hay Bluff, Approaching Hatterall Ridge" by Nicki Barnes (2017)
"St Cadocs Church, Llangattack-Lingoed" by Nicki Barnes (2017)
"Knighton to Kington" by Nicki Barnes (2017)
"View from Penycloddiau Hillfort" by Nicki Barnes (2017)
"Lone Oak with Company" by Nicki Barnes (2017)
"Adding to the Feathers on the Gate near Caggle Street" by Nicki Barnes (2017)