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Offa"s Dyke

Fox, Cyril Sir.

Offa"s Dyke

a field survey of the western frontier-works of Mercia in the seventh and eigth centuries A.D.

by Fox, Cyril Sir.

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Published by O.U.P. in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography p.295-297-Includes index.

Statementby Sir Cyril Fox ; with a foreword by Sir Frank Stenton.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii,317p. :
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21025906M

  The book splits one of Britain's classic trails into 12 stages suitable for walkers of all abilities. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by , OS map extracts. Also included with this guidebook is a booklet of , OS maps, which provides all the mapping needed to complete the trail in a compact :   The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail is a long distance footpath that is famously on the border of England and Wales. It was opened in , is kilometres in length, and has a rich history that goes back to the 8 th century. Sections of “Offa’s Dyke”, built by Offa of Mercia in the 8th Century are still visible in places.

The official guide book to Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, published by Aurum guide provides maps and directions as well as lots of information on the fascinating history and landscape of the trail. Walkers looking to explore Offa’s Dyke will be delighted to discover the new guide covers the entire trail, re. "Offa's Dyke Path (Gogledd Llwybr Clawdd Offa) is the mile National Trail following the ancient earthwork that criss-crosses the border country of modern England and Wales, from the Severn Estuary to the seaside resort of Prestatyn on the Irish Sea. This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller.

  The Offas Dyke Path, a mile National Trail, runs along the England / Wales border between Chepstow and Prestatyn. The main route is described in this guide in 15 stages, as are alternative routes which visit places of interest or detour to accommodation, as well as planning information to create flexible itineraries/5(14).   Then shortly after that, just across the B, is a 19th Century marker stone bearing the inscription “Offa’s Dyke, made in the year AD ”, a claim which doesn’t impress the guide-book much, but still worth peering through a fence for.


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Offa"s Dyke by Fox, Cyril Sir. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Find out more about Offa's Dyke Path. Choose and book a National Trail break or be inspired by our suggested itineraries. Read facts about the Trail and watch the Trail video. Offa’s Dyke Path Information. Find out about the Trail and use the interactive map to explore accommodation, services and attractions on the route.

Ordering Publications from Offa’s Dyke Association. You can order from the Offa’s Dyke Association online, using a secure server, which protects your credit or debit (Switch) card you prefer, you can order items by phoning our office Offas Dyke book (international +44 ).

Choose and book a National Trail break or be inspired by our suggested itineraries. Read facts about the Trail and watch the Trail video. Offa’s Dyke Path Information. Find out about the Trail and use the interactive map to explore accommodation, services and attractions on the route.

Create your own trip along Offa’s Dyke Path. This book offers a fresh perspective on Offa’s Dyke arising from over a decade of study and of conservation practice by its two authors. It explores the specifically Mercian and English context for its creation, and identifies ‘political places’ along its route that may have pre-existed it.

The book is small enough to fit easily into an external pocket or rucksack. The scale of the maps can be a bit tricky when trying to negotiate aspects of the dyke covering a "page turn" but the comprehensive route description counter this aspect well/5(19).

Essential Guide to Walking Offa's Dyke Path £ Annual membership of Offa's Dyke Association £ – £ Become a member of the Offa's Dyke Association. Walking Holidays in Wales from Great British Walks. Offa’s Dyke Path criss-crosses the English and Welsh border from Chepstow to Prestatyn.

It is no small wonder that Offa’s Dyke is such an attractive walking holidays destination for beginners or well-seasoned, long distance walkers. The path is some miles of the most amazing scenery. A truly magnificent walking trail, with. This is an a ll-in-one hiking route guide, maps and accommodations for the mile Offa's Dyke Path in Wales, which runs along the border with England.

Includes 87 large-scale walking maps (3 1/8 inches to 1 mile); 11 town maps and 15 overview maps. Full details of all accommodations and campsites, restaurants and pubs; plus full public transport information/5(7). Sea 2 Summit - The Offas Dyke Marathon & Half Marathon routes All three races begin at the Prestatyn seafront and from here the only way is up.

Runners will follow the national trail waymarkers into the hills on the town edge and then continue Range: £ - £ Offa's Dyke Path (Gogledd Llwybr Clawdd Offa) is the mile National Trail following the ancient earthwork that criss-crosses the border country of modern England and Wales, from the Severn Estuary to the seaside resort of Prestatyn on the Irish Sea.

This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller/5(19). The Offa's Dyke Path passes through eight counties and two of Wales' Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (the Wye Valley and Clwydian Range).

With excellent transport links to pretty market towns en route and plenty of accommodation (including obliging B&B owners who'll collect you from the trail), the path is the stuff walking weekends are. The book splits one of Britain's classic trails into 12 stages suitable for walkers of all abilities.

Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied byOS map extracts. Also included with this guidebook is a booklet ofOS maps, which provides all the mapping needed to complete the trail in a compact form.

Here are some interesting facts about Offa’s Dyke. Offa’s Dyke is a large earthwork, which roughly follows the border between England and Wales.

In the 8th century, it marked the border between the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia in England and the Welsh kingdom of Powys.

England at that time was divided into several independent kingdoms. Offa's Dyke Path: Chepstow to Prestatyn & Prestatyn to Chepstow (British Walking Guide) by: Keith Carter & Joel Newton Price: £ BUY NOW. ISBN 5th edition pages, 98 maps 32 colour pages including colour flower guide mm x mm, 5" x7" Keith Carter's Offa's Dyke Path is good, with amusing hand-drawn maps.

Offas-Dyke: Suggestions In his preface to one of our guidebooks, Sir John Hunt, leader of the Everest expedition, writes, "I believe that it is not mere fantasy to suggest that, while walking along Offa’s Dyke, the past is still with us in the present." That’s why the writers of the Offa’s Dyke guidebooks reviewed here are all, to a.

Offas Dyke is the perfect venue for your celebration, meeting or event. We can cater for all your needs with our great range of food, drink and facilities to ensure your event is a success.

Book Location: Broughton Hall Road, Broughton, Chester, CH4 0QN. The Offa's Dyke Path Follow King Offa’s ancient monument through a range of incredible landscapes, discovering the area’s turbulent past along the way. Pass through the Clwydian Hills, the Shropshire Hills and the Wye Valley, three wonderful Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Built at the command of the eighth-century king of Mercia, Offa’s Dyke is today Britain’s longest ancient monument, following the border between England and Wales. Yet despite more than a century of study, experts still do not fully understand how or when the Dyke was built, and in recent years views have diverged even about such basic questions as its purpose.

Plan and book your long distance walk Everything you need to get on the trail Bookmytrail is your one stop for planning and a long distance walk in the United Kingdom.

We provide a range of content to help you book, and plan your walking holiday along many of. Our business was established over 40 years ago in Knighton, (on Offa's Dyke, hence the name) and we later moved to Ludlow where we traded from a bookshop in the Bull Ring until recently when we started work from home issuing occasional catalogues of predominately 18th and 19th century books in all fields.

The sleepy town of Hay-on-Wye is a good choice for a rest day, particularly if you are keen on books. There are over 30 book stores in houses, shops, the old cinema and the ramshackle stone castle. Knighton is a good choice. It is an attractive old town and the Offa's Dyke Centre is .Once upon a time in the 8th century, there was a ruthless King of Mercia called Offa.

Such trouble had he from Welsh marauders nibbling at the toes of his kingdom, that once and for all he decided to define his territory and built a huge earthwork to do so, generally following the high ground with commanding views into the mountains and down into the valleys.This mile long trail follows the spectacular Dyke that was constructed in the 8th century by King Offa to divide the kingdoms of Mercia and Wales.

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday. miles over 13 days with a maximum daily ascent of 3, feet. Transfer from Chepstow to your first hotel.