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The Offa's Dyke Path
by David Hunter
Published: 21 Jan 2008
Binding: Paperback, 224 Pages
Dimensions: 172 mm x 116 mm
Weight: 280 grams
Price: 12.95
 
Back to the Books Page Guidebook to walking The Offa's Dyke Path, a National Trail along the Welsh Marches that runs 170 miles from Chepstow in the south to Prestatyn. Route split into 14 stages (average 13 miles). The earthwork dyke was constructed by King Offa of Mercia in the 8th century.

Offa's Dyke was constructed by the powerful King of Mercia in the late eighth century to mark out the western boundary of his kingdom. Hundreds of years later this is the inspiration for a 170-mile long-distance footpath traversing the border country of England and Wales. The Offa's Dyke Path makes its way through varied, sometimes wild, often remote, and frequently superb scenery, linked by a succession of historic towns and attractive villages.

In this updated second edition David Hunter describes the whole route and makes suggestions for circular walks covering sections of it.

Undertaken in its entirety the route offers an attractive, and at times demanding, prospect for the long-distance walker. Done in sections, the walker can please himself.

Useful information on parking, maps required, distances, etc., are included and the book is illustrated with colour and black and white photographs.

This book has been designed to allow some flexibility in following the official route. While this is fully described, alternative routes which allow visits to places of interest or to find accommodation are included and form part of the total mileage quoted. Each chapter covers what for some would be regarded as more than a full day's walk. The overall distance has been further subdivided to allow for shorter excursions, a there-and-back exploration, or to assist in planning round walks

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