Offa's Dyke Long Distance Path Directory

The Clwydian Range is are crossed on the Offa's Dyke Path
The Clwydian Range is crossed on the Offa's Dyke Path

Offa's Dyke Path, while not being the longest of the National Trails, is one of the most attractive and varied. The 177 mile route crosses high wild moorland, attractive well cultivated wide river valleys and ancient woodland. It passes through historic towns and isolated hamlets. En route can be seen hill forts, castles, abbeys and surviving remains of the habitations of former occupants of the beautiful corridor of the path. The flora and fauna are as rich and as varied as the scenery. At the halfway point in Knighton is the Offa's Dyke Centre with its Interactive Exhibition for the Dyke and a range of services for walkers.

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The best web sites for General Information and Planning:
Offa's Dyke Association An independent and voluntary organisation. It provides an excellent listing of all types of information necessary to prospective walkers of the Offa's Dyke Path.
Offa's Dyke Co Uk Dedicated site providing all one needs when planning the walk.
The best web sites for Guided Walking:
None available at present
The web sites that organise accommodation and/ or baggage transfer:
Sherpa Expeditions offer a range of self-guided inn-to-inn walking and cycling tours in Britain including Offa's Dyke.
Absolute Escapes offer self-guided walking packages including accommodation and baggage transfer for the whole walk.
The Walking Holiday Company have a range of itineraries and route options for the walk all including accommodation and baggage transfer for the whole walk.
Byways Breaks Self guided, fully supported walking holidays and accommodation booking service and luggage transfer.
Celtic Trails Full self guided walking service provided.
Discovery Travel Full range of self guided services provided for the walk.
Kenny's Taxis Full range of luggage and equipment moving services provided for the walk.
A Discerning Traveller Another site providing a full range of self guided services.
Contours Full range of self guided walking services. Very good web site navigation.
The best web sites for you to plan your accommodation:
S H Systems Excellent range of accommodation. Just type in the location to bring up a list of accommodation in the area. You can sort by price, postcode or rating.
Offa's Dyke Association A comprehensive list of accommodation available on the site.
Independent Hostels Guide specialise in independent hostels and bunkhouses on and near the route.
Offa's Dyke Co Uk Another comprehensive list, sorted by location of stage start/ finish.
The best personal journals of the walk:
My Offa's Dyke Path walk Maps, Statistics, Route Downloads, Story and Pictures
George Tod George's reports, with added information are always an essential read.
John Gillatt John provides an excellent journal with lots of added information.
Sally Jordan Sally has a passion for Long Distance Trails and this reflection is excellent.
Thann and Jennifer Ward A super journal of the walk with photographs.
The essential sites for safety advice and emergency services:
Ramblers Association Practical walking advice on keeping safe including a guide to map reading, navigation and a detailed list of the essential gear required on a long distance walk.
Mountain Rescue UK You may need them so take their advice.
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