Hike on the 285 km long long-distance hiking trail on the border between England and Wales.

Statistics

1

day +

7,095

m

7,120

m

6

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Offa's Dyke is an 8th century border wall built by the Anglo-Saxon king Offa to separate his kingdom of Mercia from competing kingdoms in present-day Wales. The Offa's Dyke Path has run directly along this wall since 1971.

Starting from the Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow on the banks of the Severn estuary, the trail leads for about 285 km and in two weeks hiking time to the coastal town of Prestatyn on the shores of the Irish Sea in the south.

He crosses eight different counties, the "Marches" in the border region between England and Wales in the north and the Brecon Beacons National Park on the spectacular Hatterrall Ridge.

The Wye Valley, the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Range/Dee Valley are also particularly worth seeing. The trail is recommended for hikers in good condition.

Over 7000 meters of altitude have to be conquered along the entire route.

There is a wide range of accommodation in the small villages along the route.

Book early! equipment Trekking backpack (approx.

50 litres) with rain cover, sturdy and comfortable footwear, changeable shoes/sandals if necessary, weather-adapted and hard-wearing clothing in multi-layer principle, changeable clothing if necessary.

Telescopic poles, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water, first aid kit, pocket knife, mobile phone, headlamp, map material, travel documents, toilet bag and travel towel, washing powder and clothesline, camping equipment (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment) if necessary, hut equipment if necessary.