A trail of two countries
Published May 11, 2023
My obsession with the UK’s National Trails has taken a bit of a backburner recently, but I decided to go in search of another starting point. This time, I looked for the trail that practically divides two countries - Offa’s Dyke Path. The path is a wobbly straight line hovering around the border between England and Wales, following the 8th century Dyke construction by King Offa. Lots of history.
I only did a few kilometres of the actual path, and it’s a weird mixture of housing estates and hilly woodlands. The forest areas are really pretty though, leading up to cliffs with great views of the Severn and its bridges. And it has that old school feeling - like Robin Hood might be riding along here at any moment.
Finally a photo of Chepstow Castle which is not on the path but makes for a good view.