Offa's Dyke Map Booklet

1:25,000 OS Route Mapping

ISBN
9781852848941
Availability
Published
Published
14 Mar 2016
Edition
First
Pages
80
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 0.5cm
Weight
120g

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Map of the 177 mile (283km) Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, between Sedbury (near Chepstow) and Prestatyn. The trail takes 2 weeks to walk, and is suitable for walkers at all levels of experience. This compact booklet of OS 1:25,000 maps shows the full route, providing all of the mapping you need, and is included with the guidebook.

Seasons Seasons
This walk is exceptional in all seasons, though the Black Mountains and Clwydian range deserve respect in winter conditions, and especially in mist, since there are few landmarks on the Black Mountain ridge
Centres Centres
Chepstow, Hay-on-Wye, Kington, Bishops Castle, Montgomery, Welshpool, Oswestry, Llangollen, Denbigh, Prestatyn
Difficulty Difficulty
The trail includes a couple of unavoidably long stages and there are some mountain and moorland stages, but the route poses no special difficulties and caters for walkers of all levels of ability provided that sensible advance planning is undertaken
Must See Must See
Geology - limestone gorge of the lower Wye, igneous intrusions around Hergest ridge, Breidden Hills dolerite, limestone escarpments north of Llangollen Uplands - Black Mountain moorlands, remote Clun Forest, Clwydian ridge Lowlands - orchards and meadows, Montgomery canal, broad Severn valley Historical attractions - Tintern abbey and Llanthony priory, border castles, Pontcysyllte aqueduct
ISBN
9781852848941
Availability
Published
Published
14 Mar 2016
Edition
First
Pages
80
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 0.5cm
Weight
120g
  • Overview

    All the mapping you need to complete the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, the longest linear earthwork in Britain, running 177 miles along the English–Welsh border between Sedbury (near Chepstow) and Prestatyn on the north Wales Coast

    NOTE: An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - Offa's Dyke Path - describes the full route with lots of other practical and historical information. The accompanying guidebook includes a copy of this map booklet.

    This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the Offa's Dyke Path, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve.

    The walk is astonishingly varied, taking in the lower Wye gorge, the Severn and the Dee rift valley, the pastures and woodlands of the border country, the remote moorland of the Black Mountains and the Clwydian range, and the dramatic limestone escarpments of Eglwyseg mountain. What makes it even more special is over 60 miles walking alongside the Saxon earthwork of Offa's Dyke, the path sometimes on the Dyke and sometimes alongside.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Key to map pages

    Stage 1 Above the Lower Wye Gorge
    Stage 2 Sheep and cider in remote Monmouthshire
    Stage 3 Crossing the Black Mountains
    Stage 4 Gladestry and Hergest Ridge
    Stage 5 The Radnorshire Hills
    Stage 6 Ups and downs in deepest Shropshire
    Stage 7 The Vale of Montgomery and Long Mountain
    Stage 8 Across the Severn valley
    Stage 9 Exploring the unknown Marches
    Stage 10 The Vale of Llangollen and Eglwyseg Rocks
    Stage 11 The Clwydian Range
    Stage 12 Northern hills and coast

    OS Explorer map legend

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Mike Dunn was born and bred in Leicester but has now lived in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan for over 30 years. He worked for the Welsh Assembly Government, latterly specialising in environmental and conservation issues, and has also written widely on landscape, walking, pubs and real ale. His books include The Penguin Guide to Real Draught Beer, Walking through the Lake District, Walking Ancient Trackways and Real Heritage Pubs of Wales (with Mick Slaughter). He is married and has two daughters, and his interests include playing and organising tennis (he is a Board Member of Tennis Wales), birdwatching, cricket and real ale. Mike's favourite locations for walking are the Welsh borders, the Hebridean Islands and the Lake District.

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