Offa’s Dyke Path – Shropshire Hills

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Price from: £325

Nights: 3 or 4

Difficulty: Moderate, Strenuous

Offa’s Dyke Path – Shropshire Hills

Holiday Details

Highlights
  • Lovely walking in the Shropshire Hills
  • Montgomery, a small border town with a castle
  • Well preserved sections of the original dyke
  • Powys Castle near Welshpool
Description

This short Offa’s Dyke path walking holiday follows part of Offa’s Dyke path in the Shropshire Hills. The walking holiday starts in Knighton, and follows the trail to Montgomery and Welshpool. This short break offers a taster of this lovely and varied trail walk. This is a hilly section of Offa’s Dyke path with some spectacular views.

Offa’s Dyke was built by King Offa in the 8th century to mark the border between Wales and England. It is one of the National Trails and the whole path, 177 miles long, runs from Prestatyn in North Wales to Chepstow in the south. The trail often follows the line of the original Offa’s Dyke, which can be seen in several places along the walk. The path has views over some of the most spectacular mountains and valleys in Wales and England. Our short walking break offers a taster of this lovely and varied trail walk, the Shropshire Hills area from Knighton towards Montgomery and Welshpool. This is a hilly section of the path with spectacular views.

The moderate option is walking between 8 – 10 miles a day however we can tailor this around the distance you would like to walk each day and longer or shorter distances can be arranged, – please contact us with your preferred walking distance. Transfer to and from railway stations is included in the holiday, for those preferring to travel by car we can arrange transfer back to collect it, for an additional charge.

See also the

Offa’s Dyke Path walking holiday – Clwydian Hills

Byways Breaks also offer an accomdation booking and luggage service on the whole of Offa’s Dyke path – see Offa’s Dyke accomodation booking and luggage service

 

Itinerary for Offa’s Dyke Path – Shropshire Hills

Moderate

First Day – Arrive in Knighton from lunchtime. We meet you to run through arrangements. Circular walk following Offas Dyke south from Knighton. Accommodation B & B in Knighton. 6.5 miles

Day 2 – Visit Offas Dyke Centre and then follow trail up to Panpunton Hill, great views over to Beacon Hill and Teme Valley. The route is hilly and continues over Llanfair Hill (some say best bit of the path!) and on to Newcastle on Clun. Accommodation in Newcastle or in Clun. 8 miles

Day 3 – Lovely hill walking again today. The route continues over the hills with spectacular views. From Brompton the last couple of miles are easier as you head into the lovely market town of Montgomery. 10 miles. This day can be shortened if you prefer to 8 miles and stay at farmhouse just south of Montgomery. Accommodation in B & B in Montgomery

Day 4 – Gentler walking today past Beacon Ring iron age fort and on to Buttington Bridge. Collected by B & B and stay on outskirts of Welshpool.10 miles from Montgomery.

Day 5 – Depart for home.

 

Strenuous

First Day – Arrive in Knighton from lunchtime. We meet you to run through arrangements. Circular walk following Offas Dyke south from Knighton. Accommodation B & B in Knighton. 6.5 miles

Day 2 – Visit Offas Dyke Centre and then follow trail up to Panpunton Hill, great views over to Beacon Hill and Teme Valley. The route is hilly and continues over Llanfair Hill (some say best bit of the path!) and on to Newcastle on Clun. The route continues over the hills with spectacular views. Stay near Mellington. Distance 13 miles

Day 3 – From Brompton the last couple of miles are easier than yesterday, as you head towards Montgomery. Pass Beacon Ring iron age fort and on to Buttington Bridge. Collected by B & B and stay on outskirts of Welshpool. 15 miles.

Day 4 – Depart for home.

Accommodation

B & Bs and hotel.

Pricing

Prices shown are per person

Number of Nights B&Bs/pubs/hotels
3 £325
4 £410
Single supp/night £15 – 40

Discounts & Offers

Group discounts – 10% discount for groups of 4 or more adults

What's Included?

This walking holiday includes –

  • Overnight B & B accommodation
  • Detailed routes, maps, background information
  • Luggage transfer & emergency back-up
  • Car parking or transfer to and from nearest station

Nearest stations -Knighton and Welshpool

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