Offa's Dyke Path

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16545
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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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 tour "Offa's Dyke Path" is a self-guided walking tour that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Redbrook, Hay On Wye, Kington and 3 other destinations in Wales and Scotland. "Offa's Dyke Path" is a private tour 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!
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Chepstow
  • Day 2 : Chepstow to Monmouth 29km/18 miles
  • Day 3 : Monmouth to Llangattock Lingoed 21 km/13 miles
  • 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
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
Others
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
  • 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
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Guide - this is a self guided holiday
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 17 2023
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Excellent help and service in arranging our walk of Offa's Dyke from Chepstow to Knighton for a group of five. The countryside is quite stunning. The accommodation arranged was variable but generally of a reasonable or good... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 15 2023
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Beautiful walk through nice country and towns.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 01 2023
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Lovely hiking on easy to follow trails, loved the Welsh ponies!
  • Anonymous
  • On May 31 2023
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Tough but rewarding hike. Beautiful scenery.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Offa's Dyke Path 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 24 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 September 2024, a deposit of 195 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Offa's Dyke Path tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Offa's Dyke Path 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 traveling 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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