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About this book
About this book
Guidebook to walking The Offa's Dyke Path, a National Trail along the Welsh Marches that runs 170 miles from Chepstow in the south to Prestatyn.
Map: Offa's Dyke Path; Foreword to 2008 Edition; Introduction; Offa's Dyke Path: the Route; Historical Setting; Practical Matters; Maps, Waymarking and Route Description; Changes Along the Dyke; Clothing and Equipment; Accommodation; The Rise and Fall of the Kingdom of Mercia; Offa's Dyke; The Border Today; Other Long-distance Routes; 1 Sedbury Cliffs to Monmouth; The Lower Wye Valley; 2 Monmouth to Pandy; Sheep Country; 3 Pandy to Hay-on-Wye; Crossing the Black Mountains; 4 Hay-on-Wye to Kington; In the Steps of the Drovers; 5 Kington to Knighton; Back to the Dyke; 6 Knighton to Newcastle; Teme to Clun; 7 Newcastle to Montgomery; Crossing the Oldest Road; 8 Montgomery to Buttington Bridge (for Welshpool); Over the Long Mountain; 9 Welshpool (via Buttington Bridge) to Llanymynech; Waterside Walking; 10 Llanymynech to River Morda (for Oswestry); The Quarry Way; 11 Oswestry (via River Morda) to Trevor Rocks (for Llangollen); The Last of the Dyke; 12 Llangollen (via Trevor Rocks) to Pen-y-stryt; Under Eglwyseg Rocks and Over the Moor; 13 Pen-y-stryt to Bwlch Penbarra; The Clwydian Range; 14 Bwlch Penbarra to Bodfari; Mother of the Mountains; 15 Bodfari to Prestatyn; The Last Lap; APPENDIX ONE; Useful Information; Maps; Tourist Information Offices; Travel; Accommodation; Places of Interest; APPENDIX TWO; Mileage Chart
After a working career in London, David moved to Worcester and explored the Malvern Hills, the Cotswolds and a clutch of hills south of Birmingham as well as the territories of the rivers Severn and Wye which have been pursued from source to sea. A particular interest has been Shropshire and the Welsh Marches in which Offa's Dyke has played an important part. David has had a number of books published, including five by Cicerone, with his wife closely involved in all aspects of his work.