Must be Stile 652
You don’t need to know Welsh to walk Offa’s Dyke Wales, but it can help. Between Chepstow and Prestatyn, there are 700 styles to cross! Lots of castles and churches to visit.
The ancient Border
OFFA’S DYKE WALES is an amazing JOURNEY along the Anglo-Welsh border. Wales is the Celtic land of mystery, myth and magic. It has been host to mighty wizards and legendary kings. Poet, painter and walker alike have appreciated Wales’ dramatic landscapes and her moody vistas. Her borderland with England had been the arena for much turmoil over the past two thousand years since the Roman invasion.
The track begins in Chepstow, passes through scenery of beauty and variety, ranging from the woodlands of the Wye gorge to the windswept ridges of the Black Mountains and from the rolling hills and secluded valleys of mid-Wales to the heather-clad Clwydian Hills. Along the way it visits a succession of historic border towns and attractive villages including Monmouth, Hay-on-Wye, Knighton and Montgomery.
We have put together a comprehensive, illustrated journal of the highlights of our journey along historic Offa’s Dyke. In this eBook you will find many of the places and sites of interest, both from a historical and a traditional perspective. Towns, such as Hay-on-Wye, the largest village devoted to second-hand books in the world and the marvellous Welsh countryside will encourage you to make this journey yourself. WALK Offa’s Dyke includes:
- Visit Chepstow Castle.
- Follow the ancient Anglo-Welsh border path.
- Learn about the history of the Marches.
- Cross the Pont Cysyllte Aqueduct.
- Sites to Visit.
- Explore Welsh villages.
- Discover and climb over 700 stiles.
- Learn Handy Travel Hints.
- Explore Monmouth.
- Visit Castell Dinas Bran.
WALK Offa’s Dyke