Route: Offa's Dyke (United Kingdom)

Submitted by RobM on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:57am
Location
United Kingdom
Distance
177 mi
Vertical Gain
28000 ft
Description

Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177 mile (285 Km) long walking trail. It is named after King Offa, who ordered the dyke to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.

The trail links Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow, on the banks of the Severn estuary, with the coastal town of Prestatyn on the shores of the Irish sea. It passes through eight counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times. The Trail explores the tranquil Marches (as the border region is known) and passes through the Brecon Beacons National Park on the spectacular Hatterrall Ridge. In addition it links three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Wye Valley, the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Range / Dee Valley.

GPS Track

Comments

The time to beat for supported FKT is Jack Scott  in the King Offa's Dyke Race in September 2019. He finished in 49 hours 43 minutes and 50 seconds. Here is a link to the results