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 £255 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

“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
“A beautiful and quiet part of the world. Lovely varied waking along ridges and through woods and valleys.”
Mr Moon, UK
“Well done perfectly organised and information well presented. Most B&BS have been exceptionally friendly and helpful as have the taxi companies moving bags and giving us the odd lift.”
Mr Coryton, UK
“Fantastic walk, beautiful countryside and we were very lucky with the weather. Nearly everything was perfect such as organisation and choice of accommodation.”
Mr Edwards, UK
“A truly amazing opportunity.”
Mr Smoothy, Australia
“We all enjoyed the walk very much. An excellent variety of paths and views. It was all good.”
Mr Newton, UK
“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
“Absolute delight! Loved the walk, the things we saw and the places we stayed.”
Mrs House, 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