The Offa’s Dyke Association is an independent membership based charity 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 own and run the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton and encourage archaeological and historical research relating to Offa’s Dyke and the corridor along its length. You can download our English pdf leaflet here, a gallwch lawrlwytho’r fersiwn Cymraeg yma.
Our invaluable Where to Stay Guide is available in hard copy and as 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 £20 a year for individuals or £25 a year for joint membership.