Offa's Dyke Path

A self-guided walking holiday from Chepstow to Prestatyn along the Welsh Border.

13 to 17 nights
177 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding / Strenuous

From £1030 per person

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About this route

This holiday option traverses all 177 miles of the iconic Offa’s Dyke Path, taking in everything from the woodlands of the spectacular Wye Gorge to the windswept ridges of the Black Mountains.

The trail straddles the English-Welsh border and offers a full range of gorgeous scenery, fascinating history, rare wildlife and unique glimpses into Welsh culture, providing plenty to entertain walkers of all interests from start to finish.

This route can be walked in the opposite direction upon request. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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Offa's Dyke Path map
Chepstow to Prestatyn
177 miles (283 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Admiring the views as far as Anglesey, Snowdonia and the Clwydian Hills from Prestatyn.

Reaching the Hatterall Ridge, the highest point on Offa’s Dyke.

Passing through the Clwydian Hills, the Shropshire Hills and the Wye Valley, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
ODP1 From Chepstow to Prestatyn 13 nights, 12 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£1030
ODP2 From Chepstow to Prestatyn 14 nights, 13 days walking Demanding£1110
ODP3 From Chepstow to Prestatyn 15 nights, 14 days walking Demanding£1190
ODP4 From Chepstow to Prestatyn 16 nights, 15 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1265
ODP5 From Chepstow to Prestatyn 17 nights, 16 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1345

Offa's Dyke Path 13 nights, 12 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Chepstow where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Chepstow to Monmouth. 17 miles (27km)

Day 2

Monmouth to Pandy. 17 miles (27km)

Day 3

Pandy to Hay-on-Wye. 18 miles (29km)

Day 4

Hay-on-Wye to Kington. 15 miles (24km)

Day 5

Kington to Knighton. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 6

Knighton to Brompton Crossroads(T). 15 miles (24km)

Day 7

Brompton Crossroads(T) to Buttington (For Welshpool). 12 miles (19km)

Day 8

Buttington (For Welshpool) to Trefonen. 16.5 miles (26.5km)

Day 9

Trefonen to Llangollen. 17 miles (27km)

Day 10

Llangollen to Clwyd Gate(T). 15 miles (24km)

Day 11

Clwyd Gate(T) to Bodfari. 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Day 12

Bodfari to Prestatyn. 12 miles (19km)

Finish

Depart from Prestatyn after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£22.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 13 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

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.

The bustling market town of Welshpool is an excellent choice for a rest day, which hosts plenty to keep you entertained. Powis Castle and its magnificent grounds are within walking distance of the town, along with the local museum and the chance to ride a working steam train. As well as this, Welshpool offers a variety of sporting activities and facilities ? including golf, horse riding and quad trekking ? and a unique blend of shops and eateries selling quality local produce that would be difficult to find anywhere else. Please note some of our preferred accommodation are a short walk outside of Welshpool, which does not sit directly on the trail.

Llangollen is another pleasant old Welsh town with plenty to see and do.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 177 miles (283 km)
Duration: 13 nights, 12 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: ODP1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Chepstow
End of holiday: Prestatyn

Route Profile

Offa's Dyke Path Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Chepstow) and also at the end of the trail (Prestatyn).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Chepstow and from Prestatyn.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Chepstow.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a train from Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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A self-guided walking holiday from Knighton to Prestatyn along Offa's Dyke Path.Find Out More
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Customer reviews from the Offa's Dyke Path

“Just completed the Offa’s Dyke Path and overall I had an excellent experience. The path was challenging – and at some places, not well marked, but the scenery and the people we met along the way were all excellent. I always enjoy these holidays – much more so than sitting on a cruise ship.”
Mr Ossim, USA
“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
“Fantastic trip! Very well organised; good value for many; simple booking process; GPX file very helpful.”
Dr Margolis, Australia
“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
“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
“Absolute delight! Loved the walk, the things we saw and the places we stayed.”
Mrs House, Australia
“It was a fabulous walk – lovely hills, exhilarating ridges, extensive views and even a couple of aqueducts for good measure.”
Mr Owens, UK
“We had a fabulous time and were very pleased overall.”
Mr Winter, USA
“This is a brilliant route with so much history, beautiful and varied scenery and lots of friendly people on the way.”
Ms Wassermann, UK

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