Meadows and Mountains – Offa’s Dyke Path from Kington to Hay-on-Wye

The meandering 177 mile route taken by the Offa’s Dyke Path, weaving quietly along the border country of Wales and England, has long fascinated us – and truly offers (haha – we couldn’t resist that, sorry!) something for everyone. It is named after, and often follows, the ancient earthwork that King Offa ordered to be built in the 8th century. You can find out more here.

The landscape is always spectacular, from riverside meadows to the peaceful rolling hills of Powys and Shropshire and the dramatic heather-clad moorlands of the Black Mountains.  People often wax lyrical (with good reason) about the high level ridge route from Pandy over Hay Bluff, which – after miles of unrivalled views far into England and Wales – drops steeply down towards the ancient, bookish border town of Hay-on-Wye.  But in our hearts, nothing beats the sheer variety of the charming trek southwards from Kington towards Hay.  More