Follow the 177 miles (285 km) Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail from coast to coast, from Prestatyn in North Wales to Chepstow in South Wales. In our view, it is one of the most varied, wild, and scenic of all the trails. The flora and fauna are as rich and as varied as the historical sights and landscapes.
Knighton to Chepstow/Sedbury Cliffs
8 nights, 7 days walking
Price £600 per person (sharing)
Day 1: Travel to Knighton to your first night’s accommodation. Own arrival. Bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Knighton to Kington. 14 miles (22.5km).
From Knighton make your way over rolling hills and open countryside, along remote heath and woodlands with only a buzzard or two as company to Kington, a busy market town in Herefordshire.
Day 3: Kington to Hay on Wye 14.5 miles (23 km).
Today must be considered one of the best part of the whole trail as you cross Hergest Bridge, a common land grazed by sheep and wild ponies. The views towards the Shropshire Hills and The Black Mountains are breath taking as you reach the River Wye, and the famous “book town” of Hay on Wye.
Day 4: Hay on Wye to Longtown/Llanthony 14 miles (22.5 km)
On this walk you will have one foot in England, the other in Wales as you traverse the highest point of the Offa’s Dyke Path, the Hatterrall Ridge. Divert eastwards towards Longtown and its 12th century castle, or west to Llanthony and its historical priory.
Day 5: Longtown/Llanthony to Llangatock Lingoed. 8 miles (13 km)
Having re-joined the Hatterall Ridge, continue towards Pandy with spectacular views towards the Skirrid Fawr mountain. Open fields lead to you to the tiny hamlet of Llangatock Lingoed with its medieval church and interesting inn.
Day 6: Walk Llangatock Lingoed to Monmouth 14 miles (22.5 km)
Undulating countryside will take you along river valleys as you pass the White Castle, one of the three famous Marcher Castles in Mid Wales. The walk ends at Monmouth, set in the heart of the Wye Valley with its famous Monnow Bridge with connections to King Henry V and Shakespeare.
Day 7: Walk Monmouth to Bigsweir 7 miles (11.25 km)
The Wye Valley at is most majestic awaits you today. Densely wooded slopes overlook the glorious River Wye, or try the simpler route which follows the bank of the river passing through quaint villages like Redbrook and Brockweir.
Day 8: Walk Bigsweir to Chepstow/Sedbury Cliffs. 11 miles (18 km)
Today, our chosen route takes you off the official Offa’s Dyke Path to visit the relics of Tintern Abbey, the subject of Wordsworth’s famous poem. The journey ends in the vibrant town of Chepstow, with its castle dating back to the Norman Invasion of Wales, stands solid above the cliffs of the River Wye.
You have the option of continuing to Sedbury Cliffs on the River Severn.
Day 9: Own departure from Chepstow.
Included : accommodation in en-suite rooms, full Welsh breakfast, luggage transfer, pick up to and from path if accommodation not on the path, OS maps, guidebook, directions to and from path.
Solo walkers – (i.e. walking alone) please add £30 per person per night.
Single supplement – for those walking with others but want a single room please add £20 per night.
Rest days – £45 per person per night.