Offa's Dyke Path: Follow the ancient earthwork for 177 miles from the Severn Estuary to the Irish Sea

Offa's Dyke Path: Follow the ancient earthwork for 177 miles from the Severn Estuary to the Irish Sea

by Tony Gowers

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Overview

Offa's Dyke Path (Gogledd Llwybr Clawdd Offa) is the 177-mile National Trail following the ancient earthwork that criss-crosses the border country of modern England and Wales, from the Severn Estuary to the seaside resort of Prestatyn on the Irish Sea. This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. It contains:

* the route split into convenient sections

* Ordnance Survery mapping for the entire route

* comprehensive, up-to-date information on public transport, accommodation and places of interest

* background information on everything from archaeology to wildlife

* lavishly illustrated with colour photography throughout



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781318089
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Adult
Publication date: 06/15/2021
Series: National Trail Guides Series
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 762,654
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tony Gowers was Natural England's Trail Officer for the North Downs Way. He is also co-author of the National Trail Guide to the Thames Path in the Country. He lives in Kent.

Table of Contents

How to use this guide 6

Key maps 7

Distance checklist 11

Other trails linking with Offa's Dyke Path 11

Part 1 Introduction 13

A frontier zone What is Offa's Dyke?

Landscape and geology

Origins and management of the Path

Pleasures on the way

Wildlife

Planning your walk

Waymarking

General information

Offa's Dyke Path Passport

Part 2 Offa's Dyke Path 23

1 Sedbury Cliffs to Monmouth 24

2 Monmouth to Pandy 38

3 Pandy to Hay-on-Wye 48

4 Hay-on-Wye to Kington 60

5 Kington to Knighton 72

6 Knighton to Brompton Crossroads 82

7 Brompton Crossroads to Buttington Bridge 94

8 Buttington Bridge to Llanymynech 106

9 Llanymynech to Chirk Mill 114

10 Chirk Mill to Llandegla 124

11 Llandegla to Bodfari 138

12 Bodfari to Prestatyn 152

Part 3 Useful Information 162

Contact details

Transport

Accommodation

Tourist information

Walking holiday providers

Other useful contacts

Further reading

Ordnance Survey maps covering Offa's Dyke Path

Glossary of Welsh place

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