The Offa’s Dyke Association is an independent voluntary organisation that provides information and other services to people who enjoy exploring the heritage and countryside of the England-Wales border. We seek to promote and protect the 1200-year-old Offa’s Dyke and the Offa’s Dyke Path, a National Trail 177 miles long. We manage the Offa’s Dyke Centre at Knighton and encourage archaeological and historical research relating to Offa’s Dyke and the corridor along its length. Our invaluable Where To Stay guide is online, but the printed booklet is still available for you to take with you on your walks and you can also download a pdf version. Both can be purchased from our on-line shop.
Offa’s Dyke is a great frontier earthwork built by Offa, King of Mercia from 757 to 796 A.D. It gives its name to a long distance footpath, one of Britain’s National Trails, which runs from Sedbury, near Chepstow, to Prestatyn through the varied and little-frequented landscapes of the Welsh Marches.
The Offa’s Dyke Association was set up in 1969 to provide a link between walkers, historians and conservationists and those who live and work locally. All persons and organisations interested in the Welsh Border region are invited to join. Full membership is £16 a year: there are concessions for students, the unemployed, retired people, families and groups.