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#77277 - 02/12/12 07:48 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: The Author]
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11 days north to south is what I was coming round to the idea of for next May...could you tell me how the 11 days were split please - and if you would change that itinery. Thanks

Johnny

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#77278 - 02/12/12 08:25 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: john57r]
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I have just started planning for this walk next year. My current thoughts are also 11 days:-
Day 1 Chepstow to Monmouth
Day 2 Monmouth to Pandy
Day 3 Pandy to Hay-on-Wye
Day 4 Hay-on-Wye to Kington
Day 5 Kington to Knighton
Day 6 Knighton to Montgomery
Day 7 Montgomery to Four Crosses
Day 8 Four Crosses to Pentre
Day 9 Pentre to Llandegla
Day 10 Llandegla to Bodfari
Day 11 Bodfari to Prestatyn
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#77279 - 02/12/12 08:30 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: Harland]
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I forget to say that I intend walking the small bit from Sedbury Cliffs to Chepstow the night before.
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#77283 - 03/12/12 08:31 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: Harland]
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Thanks for that. Its the bit between between Knighton and Llandegla that has been confounding me slightly...how to get decent 11 day walk splits in all the way. Seems to be a walk that splits opinions..some say it is easy ( doesnt look hard to be fair) but others say paper distances take longer to get through on this walk. Will consult the guidebook now to see how your plan pans out for me..

John

ps.. may pass you coming the other way

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#77286 - 03/12/12 10:31 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: john57r]
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We did the same as Harlands planned itinary, except that we went from Mongomery to Llanimynec (spelling?) and also did the Sedbury cliff to Chepstow the evening before.
Dave.

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#77287 - 04/12/12 02:50 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: Slogger]
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I have just read an account on the web about a group walking Offa's Dyke, they counted the number of stiles - 554 in total! 81 in the day from Kington to Knighton, I'm not looking forward to that day.

I must say that one of the things that had put me off about walking Offa's Dyke was a previous comment about the number of stiles, I hadn't realised that there would be 81 in 14 miles i.e. one every 304 yards! I wonder if there is an I-Spy book of stiles to make life interesting.
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#77288 - 04/12/12 04:35 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: Harland]
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I believe a large number of the stiles have been replaced with gates since we did it anyway. There were a lot then and it wasn't only the fact of the number of them, but their height with the top bar seeming to always be a good stretch.
Dave.

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#77289 - 04/12/12 06:30 PM Re: Offa's Dyke - which direction? [Re: Slogger]
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Their walk was in June 2007. Stiles are starting to give me a bit of grief which is why I carry one walking pole to help me get my weight over and down the other side without going base over apex.
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#77290 - 05/12/12 10:14 PM Re: Offa's Dyke - which direction? [Re: Harland]
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Looks a good plan Harland..nice sequencing of what seem to be tough and easier days...do you concur having done it Dave?

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#77291 - 06/12/12 12:39 PM Re: Offa's Dyke - which direction? [Re: john57r]
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Originally Posted By: john57r
Looks a good plan Harland..nice sequencing of what seem to be tough and easier days...do you concur having done it Dave?


Yes I agree with that. To be honest we found it tougher than expected at the time. Many many undulations and my altimeter totalled up over 20,000 ft of ascent and the same in descent.
However our days were never long and did B&B it all.
Dave.

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