Offa's Dyke

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  • Walking tour
  • Hiking
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
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  • Starts Chepstow, Wales
  • Ends Knighton, Wales
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walking the Boundary of King Offa’s Mercia
  • Historic Castles and Abbeys Dating From 1066
  • Border Country of England and Wales
  • Walking in the Wye Valley
Start in Chepstow and end in Knighton, the trip Offa's Dyke is a self-guided walking trip that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Kington, Knighton, Longtown and 3 other destinations in Scotland and Wales. Offa's Dyke is a private trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

A walk back through history to King Offa’s Mercia on the border of England and Wales. Once upon a time in the 8th century, there was a ruthless King of Mercia called Offa. Such trouble had he from Welsh marauders nibbling at the toes of his kingdom, that once and for all he decided to define his territory and built a huge earthwork to do so, generally following the high ground with commanding views into the mountains and down into the valleys. Today the remaining 80 miles of embankment forms Britain’s longest archaeological monument and the basis of a famous walk: Crossing the border between England and Wales more than 10 times, the Offa’s Dyke National Trail path follows some of the finest scenery in both countries for 177 miles (285 km). Our walk follows the southern half of this trail from Chepstow to Knighton, (about half this walking distance in total). It is a journey packed with interest through patchworks of fields, over windswept ridges, across infant rivers, by ruined castles and into the old border market towns. Traditional farming methods have more or less remained intact and the hedgerows, oak woods and hay meadows form good wildlife habitats, home of buzzards and the rare Red Kite. You might even discover the even rarer Welsh Red Dragon!
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT SHERPA EXPEDITIONS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 199 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
“Beautiful place to walk at the end of May 2019 - wild flowers everywhere and even saw to wild boar families prancing along the edge of a field. Trip preparations, sherpa service, and extra contextual notes were fabulous.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 09 2018
4 - Very Good
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
“Sherpa is one of the only companies that does a walk in this part of the Dordogne that mirrors what some books have called one of the great walks of Europe. Other companies tend to follow routes in the more touristy part of the region near Sarlat. We travelled by car in that part after the walk and all I can say is that I much preferred the areas we walked in. Lots of diverse scenery and hiking terrain. Great food. Lovely accommodation. And hardly a soul in sight, let alone tourists. Of course, good weather makes a difference and we lucked out with sunny (although a bit too hot on a couple of days) skies.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 30 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
“We had the most fabulous time in every way possible. The weather was so sunny and warm that we never used our rain jackets that we brought along with us. The walking footpaths were perfect as were the maps that you sent for us to follow. Our accommodations were all wonderful - - our favorites were Mil-Mar in Stratford (sweetest couple running the B&B there), Three Ways Hotel in Mickleton, and Lansdowne in Burton-on-the-Water. The Sherpa service was absolutely perfect and we recommend them without reservation. What an absolutely delightful holiday. Thank you so very much for attending to all the details.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Chepstow
  • Day 2 : Chepstow to Redbrook 19.6 km/13 miles OR 29km/18 miles to Monmouth
  • Day 3 : Redbrook 29 km/18 miles or Monmouth 21 km/13 miles to Llangattock Lingoed
  • Day 4 : Llangattock Lingoed to Longtown 15.25 km/9.5 miles
  • Day 5 : Longtown to Hay on Wye 23.3 km/14.5 miles
  • Day 6 : Hay on Wye to Kington 23.3 km/14.75 miles
  • Day 7 : Kington to Knighton 22 km/13.5 miles
  • Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation in a mixture of hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
Transport
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
Others
  • Emergency hotline
  • GPX files
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Offa's Dyke tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 08 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Offa's Dyke tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Offa's Dyke tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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