Offa's Dyke - Northern Section

Walk the Northern Section of the Offa's Dyke Path. This covers the route's first 50 miles southwards from Prestatyn to Chirk Castle.


  • Wales

  • 7 nights

  • Continuous Walks

  • 22nd May 2021 – 29th May 2021

  • See website for other dates

Tour code: 78707

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Last Modified: 18th October 2020

Holiday Highlights

See what's planned

  • Follow the first 50 miles of the route southwards from Prestatyn to Chirk Castle
  • Pass through the highest of the Clwydian Hills and cross the Dee Valley
  • Walk on heather clad hills and sites of iron age forts
  • Descend to World’s End, crossing Pontcysyllte aqueduct towards Chirk
  • Distances covered each day are less on this section than the others, so the days may be shorter. If time allows, afternoons will be spent sightseeing
  • Option to combine all three sections consecutively – the whole path runs for 177 miles from Prestatyn on the north Wales coast to Chepstow on the Severn Estuary
  • Enjoy views of the Clwydean Hills and the relatively modern aqueducts on the Llangollen Canal

Our holiday walking grades


Grade 5

Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent.

The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground.

Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding.