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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
27-181 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding / Strenuous

From £300 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.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

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
“Wonderful walking! Mixed weather! Thank you!”
Mrs Long, UK
“Very beautiful scenery and fantastic views.”
Mrs Wootton, UK
“It was a fabulous walk – lovely hills, exhilarating ridges, extensive views and even a couple of aqueducts for good measure.”
Mr Owens, 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
“We thoroughly enjoyed the walking holiday. We have been on a number of walking holidays in UK, Europe and South Africa. Although South Africa was a unique experience the southern half of Offa's Dyke was overall the best. We were extremely lucky to have the first part of July, when the weather was amazing. That definitely made the experience as good as it could possibly be. Contours choice of overnight accommodation was excellent along with very detailed information about each stop and the organisation of luggage transfers.”
Mrs Brady, UK
“Everything went well - even the weather cooperated.”
Mr Catton, USA
“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
“Lovely walk through splendid country.”
Mr Wynn, UK
"View from Castell Dinas Bran" by Dagmara Ginter (2021)
"Wye Bridge View" by Dagmara Ginter (2021)
"Hergest Ridge Ponies" by Dagmara Ginter (2021)
"Kymin View" by Dagmara Ginter (2021)
"Castell Dinas Bran" by Dagmara Ginter (2021)
"Clwydian Range in Heather" by Dagmara Ginter (2021)
"Hergest Ridge Foxgloves" by Dagmara Ginter (2021)
"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)