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Offa’s Dyke Path – Day 6

Reduce Speed Now!
I reduced my walking speed immediately even though the morning was still young.

Offa’s Dyke Path – Day 6 – Kington to Knighton

What a start for a day of hiking. (Location) First a sign telling us to slow down and then we climb a hill and another sign tells us to watch out for golf balls!

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Offa’s Dyke Path – Day 3

Day 3 – White Castle to Longtown Crossing

If I were to do this hike again, I would turn Day 2 into a longer day by continuing on past White Castle until I reached the spot where we stayed for the evening. In that way, Day 2 would be long but there would be no need for waiting for a pick-up from the hosts, no need to backtrack the next morning and a Day 3 could be nice short hike and essentially a rest day However, hindsight is wonderful and we had officially stopped at White Castle the night before so that’s where our hosts drove us the next morning.

White Castle White Castle Notice that the slits are designed for battles with bows rather than the musket openings more commonly seen on North American forts.

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Offa’s Dyke Path – Day 1

Day 1 – Chepstow to Redbrook:

An Early Morning Send-Off - B&B in Chepstow, WalesBreakfast was excellent and it was nice to be able to talk to someone who had walked at least part of the path himself so we would gain an idea of some of the issues that we might face along the way. It took quite a while to figure out where we had really ended up the night before, but once that that had been determined our B&B host agreed to give us a lift to that point on the Offa’s Dyke Path so that we would not need to retrace too much of our earlier travels. His sense of humour was displayed openly :-). (Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales)