Offa's Dyke Association

We are an independent voluntary organisation that provides information and other services to people who enjoy exploring the heritage and countryside of the England-Wales border. We seek to promote and protect the 1200-year-old Offa's Dyke and the Offa's Dyke Path, a National Trail 177 miles long. We manage the Offa's Dyke Centre at Knighton and encourage archaeological and historical research relating to Offa's Dyke and the corridor along its length. Our invaluable Where To Stay guide is online, but the printed booklet is still available for you to take with you on your walks.

"Words canít describe the beauty of the countryside we passed through, Iíll never forget it."

- Tim James of Devizes, Wilts, who walked the Offa's Dyke Path in July and October 2013.

The date of the Dyke is in doubt after some archeological analysis in the Plas Offa area. Please click here.


A new exhibition is being installed at the Offa's Dyke Centre from Wednesday 26th November, so we may be operating restricted opening for a few days. To check please ring 01547 528 753 or e-mail Centre Manager.


Press release following the 2014 Annual General Meeting; please click here.


Congratulations to ODA member the Milebrook House Hotel, Knighton, on winning the Good Hotel Guide's Welsh Hotel of the Year 2015


The Dyke and the Path Offa's Dyke Association Where to Stay 2014
The Dyke and its history

Offa's Dyke Path National Trail

Offa's Dyke Path Officer

Things to see along the Path
Telephone codes
The Country Code
Early closing days
Water taps along the Path
Banks and information centres
Mileages table

Who we are

Offa's Dyke Centre

Guide books and maps (and how to join us!) - with secure credit card facility

Useful links

Association news

E-mail us

About the accommodation pages
Bed-and-breakfast and hotels
Camping and bunkhouses
Self-catering accommodation
Hostels

Accommodation on Glyndwr's Way

Inns and shops
Shops and Restaurants
Trains
Coaches
Buses
Guides, Luggage services, and Taxis

"To promote the conservation, improvement and better knowledge of the Welsh Border region along the Offa's Dyke Path".

"I ennyn diddordeb yn nhiriogaeth Clawdd Offa yn ogystal a'i ddiogelu a'i ddatblygu".

Offa's Dyke is a great frontier earthwork built by Offa, King of Mercia from 757 to 796 A.D. It gives its name to a long distance footpath, one of Britain's National Trails, which runs from Sedbury, near Chepstow, to Prestatyn through the varied and little-frequented landscapes of the Welsh Marches.

Dyke descending into the Clun Valley, Shropshire
The above picture by Jim Saunders shows the path and dyke descending into the Clun valley, Shropshire.

The Offa's Dyke Association was set up in 1969 to provide a link between walkers, historians and conservationists and those who live and work locally. All persons and organisations interested in the Welsh Border region are invited to join. Full membership is £14 a year: there are concessions for students, the unemployed, retired people, families and groups.

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Details from the Centre Manager, ODA, West Street, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN. Phone 01547 528753.

This web page was last changed in November 2014. Copyright 2014 by the Offa's Dyke Association, registered charity no. 503821.