Offa’s Dyke Walking Holidays

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Price from: £660 for 7 nights

Nights: Variable

Offa’s Dyke Walking Holidays

Holiday Details

Highlights
  • 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
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Description

The Offa’s Dyke walking holiday criss-crosses the Welsh-English border and follows the line of the original Offa’s Dyke from Chepstow on the Severn estuary, to Prestatyn on the North Wales coast. Offa’s Dyke, a long earth wall and ditch, was built by King Offa in the 8th century to mark the border and defend England.

Our flexible Offa’s Dyke walking holidays are self-guided and follow this lovely, well marked 177 mile, National Trail. It is an interesting long distance trail which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Walking holidays along Offa’s Dyke path offer varied walking and scenery, with views over some of the most spectacular mountains and valleys in Wales. The Offa’s Dyke walk passes through many interesting small towns and villages like Chepstow, Hay on Wye, Kington, Knighton and Llangollen. There are several sections along the walk where you can see well preserved parts of the original 8th century Offa’s Dyke earthworks.

Byways Breaks offer a flexible route planning, accommodation booking and luggage service on this Offa’s Dyke walking holiday. This service is ideal 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. This walking holiday can be arranged either south to north to north to south. We can arrange your walking holiday for any number of days and on all, or any section of the trail.

Offa's Dyke Path walking holiday - views towards Mellington

Highlights of Offa’s Dyke Path walking holidays 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. The Glyndwr’s Way walking holiday 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 breaks: Offa’s Dyke – the Shropshire Hills, or Offa’s Dyke – The Clwydian Hills

Pricing

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.

Interested?

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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