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Offa's Dyke Path

Offa's Dyke Path

Book your walking holiday along King Offa's Dyke, from Chepstow to Prestatyn.

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

From £280 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. 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 experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Offa's Dyke Path

“Very good walk, distances and accommodation good…”
Mr Sharpe, UK
“Well, you guys again earn a big complement for having organised this nice holiday for us... The route was quite tough, but we did well and enjoyed the landscape.”
Mr Pennekamp, Netherlands
“Fantastic trip! Very well organised; good value for many; simple booking process; GPX file very helpful.”
Dr Margolis, Australia
“A truly amazing opportunity.”
Mr Smoothy, Australia
“Had a great time. Accommodation and transfers first class. The walk itself was superb. Walking on the Dyke was incredible. It’s still there! Totally unspoilt area of the UK and the friendliest people.”
Mr Kirkup, UK
“Very beautiful scenery and fantastic views.”
Mrs Wootton, UK
“Wonderful to do a day on day long-distance walk again after a break of a few years. Booking with Contours gave us that extra support we needed to feel confident once again of our ability. From start to finish through from our initial enquiry, booking, pre-holiday queries and the actual walking we were really comfortable working with Contours. Relaxed yet very competent accommodating approach works for us. Recommended Contours to everyone!”
Mrs Roberts, 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
“This is our third Contours holiday walk and the most challenging one so far. We had a lovely cross section of accommodation.”
Mrs Barnes, UK
"View from the Offa's Dyke Path" by David Keogh (2020)
"Reconstruction of an Iron Age Burial" by David Keogh (2020)
"Llanthony Priory" by June Hall (2019)
"Hay Bluff" by Roger Wilmot (2019)
"Above Teme Valley" by Roger Wilmot (2019)
"Llanthony Priory" by Roger Wilmot (2019)
"White Castle" by Tim Carter (2019)
"Up to the Ridge" by Tim Carter (2019)
"The First Climb of the Day" by Tim Carter (2019)
"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)