Offas Dyke Path 7

Offas Dyke Path 7 – Chepstow To Prestatyn

Offas Dyke Path 7 continues the May 2007 journey on this National Trail and long distance footpath.

Day 11 – Llangollen To Llandegla (9 Miles)

Offas Dyke Path 7Offas Dyke Path 7 started with a climb up to the precipitous scree on the path to World’s End. This gave excellent wide views to the west and the crags above. From the horseshoe bend in the road at World’s End we continued over the desolate moors of Cyrn-y-Brain. This was a reminder of similar condition underfoot on the Pennine Way.

The path soon reached the extensive plantation of conifers at Llandegla Forest. From here a short walk saw us finally reach our destination at the village of Llandegla and a welcome stop at the Crown Hotel. This pub had the unusual attraction of a chip shop attached to it, which we made full use of. We dined and drank at the Crown Hotel in the evening.

Day 12 Llandegla To Bwlch Penbarra (9 miles)

Offas Dyke Path 7Offas Dyke Path 7 continued on another short walk to Bwlch Penbarra. This section had a number of small climbs, the first of which was the tumulus and viewpoint at Moel y Plas. The next was the viewpoint on Moel Llanfair. Ruthin and it’s red sandstone castle was clearly seen to the west. Overall this section on Offas Dyke Path 7 gave spectacular views throughout the day.

We diverted off the Offas Dyke Path 7 to our accommodation at the Druids Inn in Llanferres. This provided excellent food and accommodation. The owner kindly ferried us to a nearby pub to watch the European Champions League game that was on TV that evening and collected us afterwards. Apparently this other establishment didn’t serve food, so the arrangement was that they would send their customers to dine at the Druids Inn and the Druids would send there customers to view the sport at the other venue. What an excellent understanding these two inns operated to the benefit of their customers.

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Offas Dyke Path 7 — 2 Comments

  1. A path to the “World’s End” sounds dangerous, Bill. Climbing up loose rock is just that, but I bet the view was magnificent. Hiking the Appalachian Mountains on the east coast of the U.S. has lots of loose shale. We’ve tackled those trails numerous times when camping with the kids. Don’t think we’ve ever seen an ancient burial place here in the U.S. I know there are some Native American burial mounds around, though.
    The fact that you say short climbs entices me to give this trek a try. Always nice when establishments think of their customers first. Thanks so much, Bill, for sharing your adventures on the trail.

    • It wasn’t as dangerous as it sounds Victoria Marie. There are far worst areas of scree on some of the UK’s mountains. The Offa’s Dyke Path is highly recommended for countryside walking, if you ever venture to the UK.