King Offa's Challenge

Hill walk
© Ian Dickin

This challenge takes its name for the 8th century King of Mercia. King Offa is best known for building a great earthen barrier between Wales and England. Today walkers from all over the world walk the Offa’s Dyke National Trail, all 177 miles of it. Don’t worry, the Big Welsh Walk will not send you on the 177 mile walk along the entire trail, but a 6 mile route with some fantastic scenery.


Can I bring a dog?

Yes you can, but please keep your dog under control at all times. Please be mindful that the route includes numerous stiles, which your dog may need help getting over.


Do I need to be able to read a map?

You'll need to navigate around the route using a map. The route will also be signposted and marshalled.

What do I need to bring with me?

You'll received a full information pack on sign up. Packing your rucksack with food and drink, appropriate clothing and a personal first aid kit would be a good start. Don't forget your walking boots too.

Where can I stay locally?

There is plenty of accommodation locally, and on sign up you will have access to a whole range of discounts including accommodation and attractions.

Is there dog friendly accommodation?

Yes, locally there are plenty of places you can book will happily accept well behaved dogs. See our local discounts for more information.