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OFFA'S DYKE - NORTHERN SECTION

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Walk the Northern Section of the Offa's Dyke Path.  This covers the route's first 50 miles southwards from
Prestatyn to Chirk Castle.
  • Product Code 78707
  • Holiday Type Continuous Route Holidays
  • Grade Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration Nights

The Path

The Offa’s Dyke path runs for 177 miles from Prestatyn on the North Wales coast to Chepstow on the Severn Estuary. The route follows the ancient barrier which was built by Offa, the King of Mercia, in the 8th century to protect his kingdom from his rivals in what is now Wales.

We walk each section from north to south over six days, returning each night to our comfortable hotel.

The dyke transverses hugely diverse scenery along its route. To some the southern section through the Black Mountains past the ruins of Tintern Abbey and Llanthony Priory will be the highlight. Others might prefer the Clwydian Hills and the relatively modern aqueducts on the Llangollen canal. However, some who walk the mid section through the Welsh Marches may consider that more rolling countryside and appealing market towns offer a very different but equally appealing experience. We suggest you try all three sections before deciding on your favourite. If you walk all three routes the total walking distance is about 186 miles, which is slightly longer than the official path. This is due to short walks to and from the trail.

The Northern Section

We’ll walk the first 50 miles or so of the route southwards from Prestatyn to Chirk Castle on the edge of England, passing through the highest of the Clwydian Hills and crossing the Dee Valley. We’ll walk on heather clad hills, past iron age forts, before descending to World’s End and crossing the Pontcysyllte aqueduct towards Chirk, the end of our trail.



You might also be interested in the central and southern sections of the Offa's Dyke Path.

You might also like to read a travel blog from a previous traveller who's walked all three sections of the trail.

 

Holiday Highlights

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Crossing the Clwydian Hills. 
  • The Pontcysyllte aqueduct.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    PRICE INCLUDES:

      Half board en-suite accommodation.
      Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary.
    Price based on sharing a room with private facilities. Supplement for single room: £98
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included.

Parking is available at the hotel.

The nearest railway stations are at Flint or Prestatyn. Flint is closer to the hotel and is therefore a shorter journey by taxi.

There is a taxi rank at Prestatyn station and a taxi will cost approximately £30 to reach the hotel.
A taxi can be pre-booked from Flint station for approximately £7. (Flint Cars 01352 731 000)
The hotel can prebook taxis for you for your departure.

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The Springfield Hotel

We stay at the warm and welcoming three-star Springfield Hotel in Pentre Halkyn, which has stunning views over the Dee Estuary. The hotel is based around an old hunting lodge which has now been extended. Guests have free use of the hotel’s indoor pool, sauna and gym. Breakfasts and dinners are taken at the hotel, where you can savour the excellent food. Packed lunches are also provided. You can enjoy a drink at the Springfield Bar whilst taking in its beautiful views of the Wirral and the Dee Estuary. The hotel has complimentary Wi-Fi with good connectivity in the lounge but a patchier signal in the bedrooms.


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