Offa's Dyke Path

Description
This incredible 177 mile trail starts on the River Severn Estuary in Gloucestershire in England before taking you over the border into Wales and on through some truly splendid mountainous scenery. Highlights on the route include the gorgeous Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty followed by the awe inspiring Brecon Beacons National Park.
For more information on this trail please visit the National Trail web site

Offa's Dyke Path Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Offa's Dyke Path Aerial Photo View Map - view photos and points of interest

   
   
Route Photos
Start of the path near Sedbury
River Wyre at Redbrook
Hay-on-Wye Castle
Aqueduct over River Vyrnwy at Llanymynech
Eglwyseg Valley
Moel Famau mountain and country park
Prestatyn, at the end of the trail

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Route Highlights

Sedbury

The trail starts on the River Severn Estuary near the village of Sedbury in the Forest of Dean district of west Gloucestershire, England. It sits on the eastern bank of the River Wye, facing the Welsh town of Chepstow.

Vyrnwy Bridge

The trail crosses the River Vyrnwy over an aqueduct with the Vyrnwy Bridge just to the west.

Chepstow and the River Wye

The trail begins following the River Wye past the Welsh town of Chepstow

Tintern Abbey

Founded in 1131 this historic abbey is situated on the Welsh bank of the River Wye in Monmouthshire, Wales.

Bigsweir, Wye Valley

Located in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the scenery on this section is truly breathtaking.

Monmouth

Situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye, Monmouth is the traditional county town of the county of Monmouthshire. Highlights are the 11th century castle and 14th century medieval Monnow bridge.

White Castle

12th century medieval castle situated right on the trail.

Black Mountains

This range of hills provide a splendid backdrop on the trail as you pass through the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park

Llanthony Priory

Dating back to around the year 1100 this ruined Augustinian priory is situated in the Black Mountains area of the Brecon Beacons National Park

Twmpa or Lord Hereford's Knob

This striking mountain stands at 2260ft and is part of the Black Mountains range in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Hay On Wye

This small town lies on the east bank of the River Wye and is within the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are 2 Norman castles which are a must see on this section of the trail

Knighton

This small market town lies on the River Teme (right) and straddles the English-Welsh border.

Trevor

The trail runs through the village of Trevor which lies on the Llangollen Canal at the northern end of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Eglwyseg Valley

With an incredible landscape and dramatic rock formations this section of the trail is truly stunning

World's End

The atmosphere and scenery through this narrow vale in the Eglwyseg Valley is something special. It is enclosed by the cliffs of Craig y Forwyn, Craig y Cythraul, and Craig yr Adar.

Moel Famau

This mountain and country park stands at 1,818 ft. From the summit, it is possible to see the Isle of Man, and much of the North West of England such as Liverpool, Manchester and Blackpool Tower. The Jubilee Tower on the peak of Moel Famau was built to commemorate the golden jubilee of George III in 1810.

Prestatyn

The seaside resort of Prestatyn, on the Irish Sea, marks the end of the trail.

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Aerial Photo View of this route
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