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 £325 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

“The hiking was great and the views and countryside really lovely.”
Mr Hargreaves, Canada
“Very beautiful scenery and fantastic views.”
Mrs Wootton, 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
“It was once again lovely!”
Dr Hollander, Netherlands
“Hard in places but very gratifying at the end of each day.”
Mr Plant, UK
“Thanks a lot for an excellent holiday. I hope to book another holiday with you in the near future.”
Mr Bell, UK
“Fantastic trip; would recommend the Offa’s Dyke Path. I always recommend your holidays when asked for suggestions.”
Mr Fotheringham, Canada
“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
“Compliments to Contours staff for helping out 2 weeks in advance to change our booking and for answering patiently all questions I had. Everything was very complete, the holiday pack, the reservations, the luggage transport, the e-mail contact. Very good service, lots of choice in walking holidays.”
Mrs Jans, Netherlands
"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)