Walking is one of the most popular
activities in Wales. When you see the scenery it's not really
There are hundreds of walks all over the country - in our towns
and cities, through the countryside and along the coast. Some are
flat, some a little steeper. All the routes offer their own
challenges but if you're looking for something really testing then
the biggest of the lot is the Offa's Dyke Path.
Offa's Dyke itself is the historic border between Wales and
England which was built around 757AD and today the path follows
this route all the way from Chepstow in the south, right the way up
through the country to Prestatyn on the North Wales coast. A total
of 177 miles.
The path goes through some of the most stunning scenery in Wales -
wild moorland, majestic valleys, and mysterious woodland. It also
goes through the Wye Valley, officially and Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty. Sites to look out for on the route include the
market town of Chepstow with its 11th century castle standing guard
over the Wales/England border, the beautiful village of Tintern and
its imposing Abbey, the 3 castles of Grosmont, Skenfirth and White
Castle and the 12th century Llanthony Priory, sitting in a secluded
valley in the Black Mountains.
If you're up for the challenge then it's definitely worth the