Offa’s Dyke Walking Holidays

Long Distance Trail Walks in the UK


Price from: £660 for 7 nights

Nights: Variable

Offa’s Dyke Walking Holidays

Holiday Details

  • Wye Valley and Tintern Abbey
  • Black Mountains, Shropshire Hills and Clwydian Hills
  • Powys and Chirk Castles
  • Pleasant towns like Hay on Wye, Knighton, Chepstow, Llangollen
  • Ancient earthworks of Offa’s Dyke along parts of the walk

Offa’s Dyke walking holidays offer varied walking and lovely scenery. You get views over some of the most beautiful mountains and valleys in Wales. Our Offa’s Dyke walking holidays follow the Welsh-English border along the line of the original Offa’s Dyke. Offa’s Dyke, is a long earth wall and ditch built by King Offa in the 8th century. It was built to mark and defend the border between England and Wales.

Our Offa’s Dyke walking holidays are flexible and self-guided. Follow this interesting and well marked National Trail which is 177 miles long. Offa’s Dyke starts in Chepstow on the Severn estuary and goes to Prestatyn on the north wales coast. This lovely long distance walk celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Walk through the Black mountains, Welsh Marches, Berwyn Mountains and the Clwydian Hills. The path follows several sections of well preserved parts of the original 8th century Offa’s Dyke earthworks. There are some more challenging sections, particularly between Knighton and Cwm near Church Stoke which although not so high has a lot of ups and downs. The Black mountains section is also a bit more of a climb. Offa’s Dyke passes through many interesting small towns and villages. Explore Chepstow, Hay on Wye (famous for its old bookshops), Kington, Knighton and Llangollen on the river Dee.

Byways Breaks offer a flexible route planning, accommodation booking and luggage service on Offa’s Dyke. This service is for independent walkers who don’t want a full walking holiday package, but would like help and support, with expert local knowledge. For full details see the ‘more information’ tab above. We can organise your Offa’s Dyke in either direction, so south to north or north to south. We can organise Offa’s Dyke walking holidays along the whole path or any section of the trail and for any number of days.


Offa's Dyke Path walking holiday - views towards Mellington

Highlights of an Offa’s Dyke walking holiday include the beautiful Wye Valley and Tintern Abbey, White Castle, the Black Mountains, Hay on Wye. Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton is the start of the northern section. Leaving Knighton explore the lovely Shropshire Hills, Powis and Chirk Castles, Llangollen and the Clwydian Hills. There are several interesting places for a rest day on this walking holiday, including Hay, famous for its bookshops, Knighton, Welshpool or Llangollen.

An Offa’s Dyke path walking holiday can also be linked to Glyndwr’s Way. Glyndwr’s Way crosses the more remote areas of mid Wales. This walk starts in Knighton and ends in Welshpool.

If you just want a taster of Offa’s Dyke try one of our short break Offa’s Dyke walking holidays: Offa’s Dyke walking holidays – the Shropshire Hills, or Offa’s Dyke walking holidays – The Clwydian Hills


Prices shown are per person

Number of nights will vary depending on the particular Offa’s Dyke path walking holiday itinerary we work out for you. These are guide prices based on standard accommodation assuming double/twin rooms.

Byways Breaks Walking Holidays provide the flexible service for any number of nights. Rest days can be added as required

Number of Nights Approximate price
 7 £660
10 £945
14 £1320
Single supp/night if solo walker £25 – 55
Single supp/night if part of a group £15 – 40

Discounts & Offers

Discounts of 10% for groups of 4 or more.

What's Included?

This flexible service includes:

  • Working with you to plan your Offas Dyke path walking holiday
  • Bookings and payments for B&B / hotel accommodation
  • Detailed directions to each of the places you stay
  • Baggage transfer
  • Details about evening meals & packed lunches
  • Advice on travel arrangements
More Information

Accommodation Booking and Luggage Service on Offa’s Dyke Path

A flexible service for independent walkers wanting to use Byways Breaks walking holidays experience and knowledge of the UK and Offa’s Dyke Path, without booking a fully ‘packaged’ walking holiday. Byways Breaks plan the stages of your Offa’s Dyke Path walking holiday with you around what you want to do.

Byways Breaks walking holidays will:

• help walkers plan Offa’s Dyke walk around the walking distance you want to do and quality accommodation

• check availability of good quality walker friendly accommodation

• check for dog friendly accommodation (if required)

• make the accommodation bookings and payments

• arrangements for packed lunches and evening meals (in more remote areas)

• arrange for your luggage to be transferred

…allowing you to enjoy a stress free walking holiday.

Tell us how far you want to walk, whether you want a rest day, whether you want to walk the whole of Offa’s Dyke Path or part of it, and any other particular requirements you may have for your walking holiday – including walking with dogs.

Walker Friendly Accommodation

The walker friendly accommodation we choose is all different, all comfortable and offers a warm welcome for walkers. Byways Breaks know the Offa’s Dyke area well, and visit all the  accommodation we use. Over the years we have carefully selected a range of good quality walker accommodation, including; farmhouses, guest houses, pubs and hotels. All rooms will have en-suite or private bathrooms (very occasionally in more remote areas this isn’t possible).

Byways Breaks will also arrange for packed lunches or book evening meals you wish to order (you pay the B&Bs direct for these on arrival).

Luggage transfers

Luggage transfer is included on all our walking holidays. Your luggage will be collected after 9.30 a.m and delivered safely to your accommodation by early afternoon. Luggage is generally limited to 1 bag per person and the weight should be under 18 kilos. If you need more than one bag contact us and we can usually accommodate that (there may be a small extra charge).

Maps and Books

Byways Breaks walking holidays give you detailed directions from Offa’s Dyke path to the places you are staying. Walking maps and walking guide books trail guide books are not included in the package but are sold separately – click here to buy walking maps and books. view walking maps and books for sale

Travel Arrangements

Byways Breaks walking holidays can help with your travel arrangements, including; car parking and taxis to and from stations. We have good contacts with local companies and can obtain competitive prices for local taxis.

Help and Support

Full support including collection from stations and emergency back up, is not included in this service. However, Byways Breaks are on the end of the phone from 8.30am – 6.30pm each day should you have any problems with your accommodation bookings or luggage transfer during your Offa’s Dyke walking holiday. We will also always try to help wherever we can with any other queries or problems you may have.


We're more than happy to help you book your ideal holiday. Get in touch by calling on (+44) 0151 722 8050, or contact us by email, by enquiring below.

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