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West of Offa"s Dyke, North Wales. by Maxwell Fraser

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Published by R. Hale in London .
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  • Wales, North


  • Wales, North -- Description and travel

Book details:

LC ClassificationsDA731.7
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p.
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5791708M
LC Control Number60002206

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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 that 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, in , the 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 of , linking 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.