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Llandegla, Wrexham LL11 3AS, UK

LONG DISTANCE: Offas Dyke Path Guided Walk - Llandegla to Bodfari

Challenge yourself on this exhilarating moorland walk along the ancient Offas Dyke national trail, journeying through contrasting landscape with striking views out to Snowdonia, Cheshire and the coastline. SUP & Summit are one of the few companies to offer this guided walk.

LONG DISTANCE: Offas Dyke Path Guided Walk - Llandegla to Bodfari
LONG DISTANCE: Offas Dyke Path Guided Walk - Llandegla to Bodfari

Time & Location

27 Aug 2022, 08:00 – 20:00

Llandegla, Wrexham LL11 3AS, UK

About the event

About the event

Challenge yourself on this exhilarating 17.5 mile (28 km) moorland walk along the Denbighshire leg of the ancient Offas Dyke national trail, starting in the small village of Llandegla and ending in Bodfari. As this is a linear walk, the cost of the event will include return back to the start by minibus, though you are welcome to make your own pick-up arrangements. 

This event is quite a test to complete in one day but you will be supported, encouraged and coached along the way to get you through it. The event will be carefully planned, taking into account the various facilities we may require along the route.

The route involves a series of climbs, our highest point Moel Famau (554 metres) - but the views will be a just reward for the effort!   This section of the Offas Dyke path boasts a number of iron age (the time just before the Roman conquest of AD43) hillforts - Foel Fenlli, Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau (the largest), with Moel y Gaer and Moel Hiraddug just off the path.

So who was Offa?  

He was King of the Mercians, a warrior tribe from Central England from AD 747 to 796. He was determined to quell the unruly Welsh, imposing his authority by ordering the construction of a great earth wall, some time around the 780s requiring thousands of men, from sea to sea. His kingdom was eventually crushed by the Vikings after his death.

If you want to find out more about the Offas Dyke Path, take a look at the book 'Offas Dyke Path - produced by Ernie & Kathy Kay & Mark Richards.

About the pace and terrain

We will walk at a pace that suits the group - usually 3-4km per hour, though this will vary depending on our energy levels!  If you are someone who wants to race around the route, then SUP & Summit events aren't for you! We will take regular short breaks in order to keep sufficiently fuelled.

The terrain will be varied, from open space, road, grass and woodland with some steepish sections but, we will take on whatever confronts us in our own time, taking in the views and having a few laughs.  Thick mud, big puddles and scree is to be expected on ascent and descent, requiring extra care and therefore, sturdy footwear such as worn-in walking boots which cover the ankle are essential.

Who is the event suitable for

To sign up, you must:

  • have a reasonable level of fitness and determination to keep going for approx 10 hours on varied terrain
  • be aged over 18 (although under 18s allowed, if accompanied by an adult)
  • have the enthusiasm and willingness to cope with whatever the weather has in store
  • be willing to be part of a supportive and encouraging team

Cost: £65 (including transport back to the start)

Start time: 8am

Distance: 17.5 miles (28km)

Duration: 10-12 hours depending on group pace

Maximum group ratio: 8:1

Strenuousness level: Strenuous (refer to 'Am I fit enough?' page on website

What's included:

Leadership from qualified mountain leader / first aider 

Local knowledge

Wonderful views (weather permitting) 

Group support 

Sense of achievement at the end!

How to pay:

SUP & Summit ask that you pay for your activity or voucher by bank transfer as this method does not incur any charges. Companies such as PayPal take up to 3% of every transaction made and therefore, absorbing these fees means that we have to charge more for our activities or have bigger groups - something we obviously want to avoid.

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