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#3111 - 23/11/05 03:20 PM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
littleangel Offline
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Registered: 23/11/05
Posts: 1
Loc: prestatyn
This will be my first time doing the ODP it will also be my first major walk and i was wondering if anyone had any advice they could give me on the walk it would be most grateful

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#3112 - 28/11/05 03:03 PM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
Seyerus Offline
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Registered: 10/08/05
Posts: 54
Loc: Bielefeld, Germany
Little Angel,

You may want to start a new Topic to get the most of the vast experience available on this site otherwise people may miss the Post where it is now.

If you're planning to walk carrying 'full kit' then I can give you some advice but I have next to no experience of B&B's etc en-route.

Post a new Topic and you'll get bags of advice I'm sure.

Regards

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#3113 - 11/06/06 11:03 PM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
I walked the Offas Dyke Path fifteen years ago, but was going north to south so didn't spend six days heading towards Prestatyn.

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#3114 - 26/06/06 05:29 PM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
Borderman Offline
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Registered: 26/06/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Abergavenny
I've done it about 11 times over the past 15 years,both directions and in all weathers, but I am planning to do it again in august probably blindfolded!

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#3115 - 26/06/06 07:32 PM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
Borderman, Others might choose to be blindfolded only as they approach and walk through Prestatyn.

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#3116 - 22/07/06 09:24 PM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
Borderman Offline
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Registered: 26/06/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Abergavenny
Best to walk south away from Prestatyn if the view offends you!

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#3117 - 23/07/06 08:06 AM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
Borderman, yes, that's the way I walked it, north to south.

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#3118 - 17/08/06 01:43 AM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
trailwalker Offline
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Registered: 23/02/06
Posts: 3
Loc: Bethlehem, PA, USA
You know, I really should quit reading these message boards. Many of the posts seem intemperate and closed-minded. I've walked the C2C twice, also Dales Way, parts of the Cambrian Way, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Dingle Way in Ireland. Maybe it's because I'm an American, but I see wonderful things in all these walks. I did Offa's Dyke as my first long-distance path in the U.K. For the record, there are 400+ stiles, not 700+ as one of the complainers says. The southern part is rich with history ... walking above Tintern Abbey gave me chills. Hatterall Ridge is beautiful ... the whole walk up to Montgomery is varied and interesting. Montgomery to Trefonen is a bit flat, but so is Richmond to Ingleby Cross on the C2C. The area around Llangollen at World's End is gorgeous, as are the moels around Ruthin. I met many nice Welsh people. I never made a B&B reservation, depending instead on finding them along the way ... never a problem. There aren't many through hikers on ODP, so take friends if you can't stand your own company. I highly recommend the ODP to anyone who loves the countryside.

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#3119 - 17/08/06 06:39 AM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
Some very valid points there trailwalker, but did you do the walk north to south or south to north and what's your opinion of Prestatyn ?

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#3120 - 17/08/06 07:23 AM Re: Offas Dyke nightmare
CDNWALKER Offline
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Registered: 30/10/05
Posts: 57
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Well said Trailwalker! Regarding stiles: many times there is an open gate beside the stile....Regarding Prestatyn: the approach (Northbound) is exciting, walking along the cliffs, end in sight. Following the street through town you pass tea houses and shops and pubs, Offa Dyke flags lining the street...I don't see what the problem is.

Trailwalker, studied your webpage for my recent C2C: well done.

(By the way...how come these old threads keep getting revived??)

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