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West of Offa"s Dyke, North Wales.

Maxwell Fraser

West of Offa"s Dyke, North Wales.

by Maxwell Fraser

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Published by R. Hale in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Wales, North
    • Subjects:
    • Wales, North -- Description and travel

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA731.7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination192 p.
      Number of Pages192
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5791708M
      LC Control Number60002206
      OCLC/WorldCa7364120

      The Offa’s Dyke Path walking holiday follows this National Trail which is miles long. This path follows the line of the original Offa’s Dyke from Chepstow on the Severn estuary, to Prestatyn on the North Wales coast. Offa’s Dyke was built by King Offa in the 8th century to mark the border between Wales . Below: a section of Offa's Dyke near Chirk, north Wales Davies ; Vaughan-Thomas Forming the traditional boundary between England and Wales, this impressive earthwork runs, although not continuously, from the Dee estuary in the north to the river Wye in the south.

      This long-distance walking route follows the England-Wales border through changing landscapes for miles along the 8th century Offa’s Dyke. Starting in Chepstow and finishing in Prestatyn on the North Wales coast, this glorious route passes through the Wye Valley, the Brecon Beacons, the Shropshire Hills, the Dee Valley and the Clwydian.   The dyke was a frontier line between Mercia and the smaller Welsh kingdoms to the west, in particular Powys and was, in its own way, as significant as Hadrian's Wall in the north of England.

      Offa's Dyke Path Route. This is our suggested Offa's Dyke Path route. Click on Itineraries and Prices for various route options.. Day 1: Travel to Chepstow and spend the evening at your first nights’ accommodation. The official start of Offa’s Dyke Path is by a commemorative marker stone by Sedbury Cliffs, about a mile east of Chepstow across the river. During the 8th century, King Offa of Mercia ordered a great dyke to be built to mark the western boundary of his kingdom with Wales. The Offa's Dyke Path follows the course of this ancient earthwork from Chepstow to Prestatyn, passing through scenery of great beauty and variety along the way.


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Subjects: Wales, North -- Description and travel. Wales. WEST OF OFFA'S DYKE NORTH WALES. by Maxwell Fraser. Published by Robert Hale West of Offas Dyke. 1st. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos.

Wrapper price-cut and edge-chipped. Stock no. Price £ Located at: Stella Books. This book offers a fresh perspective on Offa’s Dyke arising from over a decade of study and of conservation practice by its two authors. It explores the specifically Mercian and English context for its creation, and identifies ‘political places’ along its route West of Offas Dyke may have pre-existed it.

WEST OF OFFA'S DYKE NORTH WALES Paperback – 1 Jan. by : Maxwell. Fraser. In the 8th century, King Offa of Mercia erected a wide border rampart to separate Wales and England: Offa's Dyke.

Much later, inthe path was placed alongside it so that everyone could enjoy the ancient monument and the places it cuts through as it works its way from coast to coast. Offa’s Dyke National Trail passes through the Clwydian Range on an epic mile journey from Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow to Prestatyn.

Where you can dip your aching feet in the Irish Sea. This makes for a wonderful walking adventure that’ll challenge even the experienced walkers and also has stages that are kinder to beginner walkers. We eventually reached the final spot on my walk around Wales, a mile journey, while Esther completed her goal of completing Offa’s Dyke Path.

My uncle and Aunt for years had lived on Offa’s Dyke. Sentimentally, I had wanted to end my. England Coast Path – North West. Offa’s Dyke Path is a mile ( Km) long walking trail. It is named after, and often follows, the spectacular Dyke King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.

Other Offa’s Dyke Books: You’ll also find the eastern end of the 96km-long North Wales Path, a coastal route to Bangor that’s now a section of the 1,km-long Wales Coast Path, if you still haven’t walked far enough. Maps You’ll Need. Walking the West Highland Way.

Offa’s Dyke Path was opened in the summer oflinking 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 is named after, and often follows, the spectacular dyke which King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of.

The Offa's Dyke Path. Follow King Offa’s ancient monument through a range of incredible landscapes, discovering the area’s turbulent past along the way. Pass through the Clwydian Hills, the Shropshire Hills and the Wye Valley, three wonderful Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The combination of Offa’s Dyke signage and Harvey’s Maps really spoilt me, but it was only weeks later, frequently lost in north-west Wales where the (relatively) poorly way-marked Wales ‘Coast’ Path frequently struck far inland, that I truly appreciated the forty-five years of maturity of Offa’s Dyke.

Walking Holidays in Wales from Great British Walks. Offa’s Dyke Path criss-crosses the English and Welsh border from Chepstow to Prestatyn.

It is no small wonder that Offa’s Dyke is such an attractive walking holidays destination for beginners or well-seasoned, long distance walkers. The path is some miles of the most amazing scenery. “Offa's Dyke 6 day walk (Part 2)” 5 of 5 stars We are a party of 5 walking pals aged well o and this was our walk of the second half of Offa's Dyke from Chepstow to Knighton, brilliantly organised by Eurwyn & Gillian of Anglesey Walking holidays (as was the first half last year from Prestatyn to Knighton) This was our fourth walking holiday organised by them, and they just get better.

Discover open sections of the England Coast Path in the North West between the Welsh and Scottish borders. England Coast Path – South East Discover open sections of the England Coast Path in the South East, from the Wash through East Anglia and Kent and along the south coast to Southampton.

THE OFFA'S DYKE WALK is one of the most historic walks in Britain. This walk takes you along the ancient Anglo-Welsh border. The track begins in Chepstow, passes through scenery of beauty and variety, ranging from the woodlands of the Wye gorge to the windswept ridges of the Black Mountains and from the rolling hills and secluded valleys of mid-Wales to the heather-clad Clwydian Hills.

Offa’s Dyke is a linear earthwork which roughly follows the Welsh/English boundary. It consists of a ditch and rampart constructed with the ditch on the Welsh-facing side, and appears to have been carefully aligned to present an open view into Wales from along its length.

Traveling south to north, starting by the Severn Estuary at Sedbury, near Chepstow, and finishing at Prestatyn on the north coast.

The walk will take an average walker roughly 12 days to complete. Following a man-made border and the ancient monument of Offa's Dyke, rather than natural features, the dyke path crosses a variety of ation: National Trail.

The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail is a long distance footpath that is famously on the border of England and Wales. It was opened inis kilometres in length, and has a rich history that goes back to the 8 th century. Sections of “Offa’s Dyke”, built by Offa of Mercia in the 8th Century are still visible in places.

The Offa’s Dyke Path is a popular National Trail which stretches miles from the Severn Estuary near Chepstow to the coast of North Wales at Prestatyn. The route passes through no less than 8 different counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times.

It formed a fairly brief frontier between his kingdom and the wild lands to the west. Offa's Dyke Path follows - not always exactly - the course of the Dyke from the resort of Prestatyn in North Wales to Sedbury Cliff overlooking the Severn Estuary near Chepstow, some kms ( miles) south%.

The second section of Offa’s Dyke from Trefynwy / Monmouth to Pandy. Offa’s Dyke from Trefynwy / Monmouth to Pandy Route Map and GPX File Monmouth/Trefynwy to Llantilio Crosenny ON leaving town one is soon heading uphill through the forest to the m summit of the White Hill, where you might come across the herd Offa’s Dyke from Trefynwy / Monmouth to Pandy Read.

This is Offa’s Dyke, and for centuries it has marked the boundary between England and Wales. Offa was the king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia during the second half of the 8th century.

He controlled large swathes of land in the lowlands of Britain to the east and south-east of what was to become England, but the land to the west was.