Offa’s Dyke National Trail follows the border between England and Wales for 177 miles of varied and beautiful landscape, and if you walk it during spring or early summer you’ll find the route in full bloom with wild flora. An exhilerating way to take in the border that sits between England and Wales, this is one of our favourite walks in Wales.
For the most part, the trail follows the stunning Dyke built by King Offa during the 8th century. The dyke was probably designed to divide Offa’s kingdom from rival ones in what we now know and love as Wales, but as things are far more friendly between England and Wales than those kingdoms of old the trail now weaves its way across the border at various points along the route.
There are some easy circular walks that take walkers from Knighton to experience a section of the national trail, and most of them include views of the dyke and and right across the rolling hills of Powys. There are information packs available from the Offa’s Dyke Centre which include maps and point by point instructions to ensure walkers who don’t know the area can navigate the trail easily.