The Offa’s Dyke path runs a few miles to the east of our holiday cottage in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog in the picturesque Ceiriog Valley. The section of the path that stretches from Llanymynech via Chirk Castle (National Trust), past Llangollen and up to Llandegla makes for some great walking and is packed with history.
The path follows the English / Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa’s Dyke and stretches from Chepstow in the south to Prestatyn in the north. It is believed Offa ordered the dyke to be built to separate his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales. We have walked the section around Chirk many times with our children and they particularly like heading up into Chirk Castle and exploring further.
- Cafe in Chirk and also at Chirk Castle.
- Public toilet in Chirk.
- Public transport available but check bus times.
- Train station at Chirk.
- Great place for cycling also.