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Offa's Dyke National Path

Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail

All good stories require a compelling beginning and a satisfying ending. In this particular legendary journey, the seaside town of Prestatyn provides both.

It all depends which direction you are walking in. Prestatyn is one end of the epic 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail that stretches from sea to sea, crosses the England-Wales boundary 27 times and for 50 miles follows the eighth-century dyke itself – Britain’s longest ancient monument.

So this is either the place where your adventure begins or the culmination of your dreams. If the latter, do nip into the seafront Nova Centre to record your achievement – perhaps after dipping your aching feet in the Irish Sea.

Prestatyn also marks the point at which Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail joins the Wales Coast Path, enabling a 1,030-mile circumnavigation of Wales. No wonder it was the first town in Wales to achieve Walkers Are Welcome status.

Start: Nova Centre, Prestatyn LL19 7EY