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Offa's Dyke Path: Prestatyn to Chepstow

by: Keith Carter

UPDATES

 

Updated information

Thank you to those who wrote in with the following updates including: David Smith, Stephen Funnell, Mike Fox, Luc Barbe, Floortje Verhoek and Erik Weug.

The information has not yet been checked by Trailblazer but it will be for the next edition.

Updates relating to the 4th Edition

p201 Map 70. the 1st arrows, just after the church should show a steep slope upwards,  coming from the south.
p183 Hay on Wye. Harris Bakery does not exist anymore.
p176 Gladestry, map 55.   Offa's Dyke Lodge B&B also has camping.
p172 Kington. Fleece Meadow Campsite.  Camping charges £7.50 per person.
p156 Map 44, GPS point 71. Springhill Farm on the path offers camping.  Tel: 01588 640337.
GPS waypoint 70 has free drinking water facilities.

p137 Buttington. Green Dragon Inn. Camping costs £6  pppn.
p123 Map 23.  The arrow at 'boulders line path', coming from the south, should show a descent.
p94 Bodfari.  Downing Arms pub has closed. 

Oriel Bodfari Art Gallery is open Thur-Sun 11am-5pm.

Dinorben Arms pub has a big restaurant  with food and many beers, wines and liquors.  Open all week from 11am (Sunday 12am) and serves food all day.

 

August 2017

p94 Bodfari. Glan Clwyd Isa B&B, Aberwheeler LL16 4BT. About 2 miles from the path (but not many possibilities there). Tel: 01745 710 557.

p98 Llanferres.  The Dragon House B&B, 1 Bryn Eithen, Forestry Road, Llanferres, Sir Ddinbych, Wales CH7 5SJ.   A mile and a half from the path but Wendy or Nigel can pick you up at the path. They can also drive you to the Druid Inn or they can prepare a meal for you. www.dragonhousebandb.co.uk. Tel 01352 810394.
p106  Llandegla.  
The general store is closed, but there is now a communty village shop & cafe run by 30 volunteers : www.llandeglashop.

 

September 2016

p102, Map 12, Clwyd Gate. The restaurant is now open.

p117, Map 18, Dinan Brant. The descent from here to Llangollen via the footpaths takes between 30 and 40 minutes. This may be a useful guide as an alternative to the lane.

p118, Map 19, Llangollen Canal. There is a note on the map about confusing signs at this point so check carefully. 

p172, Map 53A, Kington. The Little Cafe on the Square. Recommended by walkers.

p193, Map 65, Hatterall Ridge. A reader reports the descent off the Ridge to Capel-y-Ffin steep and to be virtually turned into a sheep track at times. The path has been "legally diverted" (according to the sign) and goes right when meeting the track to Vision Farm. it is signposted to Capel-y-Ffin along tracks (muddy in parts) and across fields to bring one out by St Mary's Chapel. This avoids road walking.

p195, Map 66.The reader  above recommends the path from Llanthony signposted "Hatterrall Ridge North" which brought him to the place by the cairn and the stone marker. He found this a clearer path and an easier climb.

p204, Map 72, Hogs Head. The path no longer goes up the Drive to Hogs Head but enters the adjacent field from the road.

p213 Monmouth. The Bistro Prego in Church Street is now called No 7 Church Street.

p220 Bigsweir. The Florence Country Hotel is no longer functioning as a hotel.

p229 Map 86A, Chepstow. There's an M&S Food store by the bus station.

 

June 2016

p 86 Prestatyn.      There is a new restaurant the Cookhouse Pub & Carvery, right by the station on the town side.  The food is good, in hearty portions, judging by my half a roast chicken, chips & coleslaw, and reasonably priced - £7.95.  Only £6.95 for the carvery.  Ales on draught, amongst other drinks.  Friendly staff.

p106 Llandegla. The general store has closed, and been ‘replaced’ by a community store which opened less than a month ago, opposite the church.  Both now provide refreshments, in competition!

p126 Trefonen. The Barley Mow/Offa’s Dyke Brewery is not serving food at present, only drinks.  Lynstead Lodge shipped three of us out to The Station Restaurant in Bodlonfa; very good, too.

p130 Llanymynech. The Village Pantry has closed; I was able to get a good cup of coffee from a machine (£1.50) and a piece of homemade cake (£1) from Ashfield Stores, as I arrived before the pubs open.

p145 Kingswood/Forden. Check for  their opening hours, food offering etc.

p161 Map 47 Panpunton Hill. The cairn beside the seat on Panpunton Hill appears to have been destroyed.

p162 Knighton, Tower House Gallery is also closed on Tuesday at the moment…


The George & Dragon does currently serve food on a Monday evening and not just to residents.

 

October 2015

p216 Redbrook.  The Bell is a pub in Redbrook which offers ales, food and B&B so would be very useful to Offa's Dyke walkers.Tel: 01600 713612.

 

August 2015

p166 Presteigne. Lower Dolley Farm B & B is 50 yards from the path. Address:  Lower Dolley Farm, Dolley Green, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2EE. Tel: 01547 560430

Offa's Dyke Path: Prestatyn to Chepstow