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Walking Offa's Dyke Path (North)

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    9 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
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  • Activity level
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  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Thursday's from 13 May '21 to 18 Nov '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 9 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels
  • Breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history

United Kingdom: Wales

Walking Offa's Dyke Path (North)

  • Walk the northern half of this 8th Century ancient monument
  • Discover limestone quarries, heather-clad ridges and Iron Age hillforts
  • Climb hills and descend valleys, winding back and forth across the Welsh - English border
  • Two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Clwydian Range and the Shropshire Hills

Offa's Dyke path runs for 177 miles from the North Wales coast at Prestatyn to Chepstow on the Severn Estuary. The route, a National Trail since 1971 follows a wide border rampart, built by Offa, the King of Mercia, in the 8th century to protect his kingdom from his rivals in what is now Wales. The trail passes through eight counties. Our walk covers the Northern section of the trail from Prestatyn to Knighton and goes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Clwydian Range and the Shropshire Hills.
Walking southwards pass through the highest of the Clwydian Hills, Moel Famau the tallest at 554m is crowned with the remains of the Jubilee Tower and has views to Snowdonia and the Mersey estuary and Liverpool. Walk on heather clad hills and past Iron Age forts, before descending to World's End and arriving at the riverside town of Llangollen. Cross the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, after which the route then follows more closely the Welsh/English border, crossing several times on the way to Knighton.
Accommodation is in a mix of friendly guesthouses, pubs and hotels, some of which are off the main route of the Offa's Dyke Path.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Rhuallt

Arrive in this small village 6 miles south of the trailhead at Prestatyn.
Evening meal included
Stay overnight at The White House, Rhuallt

Day 2: Prestatyn to Bodfari (Rhuallt) 20km/12.5mi

A short transfer takes you to the trailhead to walk the first section. From Prestatyn Beach head into the Clwydian Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, crossing a series of stone stiles that are unique to this section of the trail. Enjoy spectacular views across to Snowdonia as you head toward Bodfari. Return transfer to Rhuallt.
Breakfast and evening meal included
Stay overnight at The White House, Rhuallt

Day 3: Rhuallt (Bodfari) to Llanarmon-yn-lal 24km/15mi

Take a short transfer back to the route at Bodfari. Discover the higher Clwydian peaks, including Moel Famau, the tallest at 554m and crowned with the remains of the Jubilee Tower. Enjoy a series of Iron and Bronze Age hillforts at Foel Fenlli, Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau. Leave the trail to arrive in Llanarmon-yn-Ial.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Raven, Llanarmon-yn-lal

Day 4: Llanarmon-yn-lal to Llangollen 23km/14.5mi

Head through Llandegla Forest and over heather-clad moorland, home to the largest Black Grouse population in Wales. Pass through World's End to finally reach the dramatic limestone crags of the Eglwysegs as you near Llangollen.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Riverbanc, Llangollen

Day 5: Llangollen to Llwynmawr 20km/12.5mi

At 38m high, Pontcysllte Aqueduct is the world's highest navigable aqueduct and has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Cross this feat of engineering on your way to Llwynmawr.
Breakfast and evening meal included
Stay overnight at Mulberry Inn, Llwynmawr

Day 6: LLwynmawr to Llanymynech 24km/15mi

Enjoy stunning 360 degree views from the summit of Moelydd and discover the mining area of Nantmawr, before entering the previously busy limestone quarry of Llwynmawr Quarry.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Cross Keys Hotel, Llanymynech

Day 7: Llanymynech to Buttington 16km/10mi

This almost flat stage follows stretches of the Montgomeryshire Canal and the River Severn. Llanymynech high street sits right on the Welsh-English border, dividing this small town between two nations!
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Moors Farm B&B Buttington

Day 8: Buttington to Pentreheyling 23km/14.5mi

Another relatively flat stage, the Trail and the Dyke itself follow the true national boundary closely here. A detour to Montgomery town is well worth it if you have the time.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Oakley B&B, Pentreheyling

Day 9: Pentreheyling to Knighton 25km/16mi

Often thought of as one of the toughest sections of the Trail, what a way to end your trip. Discover the Shropshire Hills AONB and some of the best preserved sections of Offa's Dyke on Llanfair Hill.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Horse & Jockey Inn, Knighton

Day 10: Leave Knighton

Depart after breakfast

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

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The White House, Rhuallt

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The White House is a family-run bed and breakfast, located in Rhuallt, North Wales. The rooms are comfortable and modern.


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The Raven, Llanarmon-yn-lal

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The Raven Inn is situated in one of the few remaining villages in the area which still has a church, chapel, shop, school, and pub, as well as a beautifully renovated Old School Room which is used as a Community Hall. The newly refurbished rooms are comfortable and well equipped.


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The Riverbanc, Llangollen

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The Riverbanc is perfectly located in the centre of the small town of Llangollen which is steeped in myth and legend. It is also best known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every July. The rooms are modern and comfortable.


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The Mulberry Inn, Llwynmawr

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The Mulberry Inn in the quiet setting of Llwynmawr village in the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. The rooms in this delightful country inn are modern and Individually furnished.


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The Cross Keys Inn, Llanymynech

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The Cross Keys is a Georgian grade II listed building situated in the village of Llanymynech, which straddles the border of Shropshire, England and Powys, Wales. Independently run, a warm and friendly welcome await all guests.


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Moors Farm, Buttington

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Traditional Farm House Accommodation once the principal farm house of Powis Castle. Now privately owned but still farming. It has a lot of character, including exposed beams and log-burning fires and provide spacious accommodation.


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Oakley B&B, Pentreheyling

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Oakley is a modern property providing high quality bed and breakfast accommodation set in a beautiful rural location with stunning views over the hills and mountains of the Welsh Marches.
The Bed and breakfast is situated on the border of England and Wales four miles from the picturesque market towns of Bishops Castle and Montgomery. Both towns have a choice of tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, with their own microbreweries.


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The Red Lion Inn, Knighton

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A relaxed and contemporary B&B set among the rolling hills of the Welsh Marches. There are four spacious rooms that provide a comfortable base from which to explore the delights of Knighton and the Marches. Named after the Princes of Powys and Wales the individually decorated, ensuite rooms combine a traditional atmosphere with contemporary comfort in which to unwind.


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The Horse and Jockey Inn, Knighton

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Situated in the heart of the market town of Knighton, close to the Offa's Dyke centre. This traditional 14th Century coaching inn boasts a lot of character with its original beams and open fires. Rooms are comfrtable and well equipped.

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 9 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels

Breakfasts and 3 evening meals

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

Please call for prices

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Holiday details

Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures

Meals
Breakfasts and 3 evening meals

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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