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

“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
“My holiday was disrupted by some pretty bad weather, but I battled through it and gained a real sense of achievement to have successfully completed the walk.”
Mr Warr, UK
“Hard in places but very gratifying at the end of each day.”
Mr Plant, 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
“Great walking country, good mix of strenuous parts and more relaxing walking. All arrangements, travel, accommodation, luggage transfers, worked perfectly. And great weather! 5 great holidays with you, looking forward to the next!”
Dr Roberts, UK
“A demanding 4 days but all arrangements went well. Fabulous countryside.”
Mr Ambler, UK
“Overall great walk through beautiful part of Wales. We have done 3 with you and look forward to a 4th one!”
Mr Stuart, USA
“We all enjoyed the walk very much. An excellent variety of paths and views. It was all good.”
Mr Newton, UK
"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)