Offa's Dyke and Wales Walking Holidays
Follow the River Teme just eight miles upstream and you cross the border into Wales. This is a fantastic walking area, dramatic hills, big open landscapes, and an amazing history.
Offa’s Dyke is a massive 1200 year old earthwork boundary, which runs on or close to the modern border between England and Wales. Despite all the fighting between the English and the Welsh, about 80 miles of the earthworks still survive and the best preserved parts are in this central area of the English/ Welsh border. Offa’s Dyke is now a National Long Distance waymarked, walking trail, running “sea to sea” from Prestatyn in the north to Chepstow in the south. A total of 173 miles.
Glyndwr’s Way is a new National walking trail opened in 2001. It is named after Owain Glyndwr - a descendent of the royal Welsh princes. He led a rebellion against the English in the 15th century, to re-establish Welsh independence. His dream ended a few years later but still remains an icon of Welsh culture. The complete trail is 135 miles long and starts at Knighton in the Teme Valley.