Our purpose / Ein pwrpas:
To promote the conservation, improvement and better knowledge of the Welsh Border region along the Offa's Dyke Path.
I ennyn diddordeb yn nhiriogaeth Clawdd Offa yn ogystal a'i ddiogelu a'i ddatblygu.


 

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Changes afoot at the Offa’s Dyke Centre 

The Offa’s Dyke Centre is closed for refurbishment, re-opening early spring 2021. Our exhibition and meeting rooms are to be re-formatted in order that the building can be covid compliant. We want visitors to be at ease so there will be more space for them to move around the displays and there will be more space for tables in our tea room. We also aim to significantly reduce our carbon footprint with the introduction of LED lighting.

We will not manage to achieve all of this on our own. The Centre is run by a small group of charity trustees, all volunteers, and when we re-open we are going to need VOLUNTEERS, on a rota basis, to lend a hand for just a few hours a week. The Centre is a great place to work and for a shift helping out front of house you will be treated to one of our famous coffee and cakes, on us. Interested? Then email oda@offasdyke.org.uk to arrange for a chat.

Meanwhile we are still available for room hire and we are taking bookings for wedding room hire. Our on-line ‘Offa’s Dyke Shop’ is still open for business and we have some discounted offers to help you, looking ahead, plan your holiday along the National Trail.  For instance a combination pack of Aurum Pressguidebook, accommodation guide and walkers’ Passport now costs just £19.99 (was £25.99) + p&p. There is a new Clearance Corner with offers at basement prices. Check out also our sale of National Trail t-shirts

If you have walked all 177 miles of Offa’s Dyke Path then treat yourself to a personalised Certificate of Achievement plus an official ODA blue and gold walkers’ completion badge, all for just £5.95 + p&p https://offasdyke.org.uk/product-category/offas-dyke-association-membership/

Offa’s Dyke Association & Centre

The Offa’s Dyke Association (ODA) is the friend’s group for both Offa’s Dyke Path and Offa’s Dyke the 8th Century monument.  An independent membership-based charity formed in 1969, it encourages and enables visitors to enjoy and understand the Dyke and Welsh Marches; it also actively promotes and financially contributes towards its conservation.  The ODA is based in Knighton at the Offa’s Dyke Centre and, when we have re-opened, visitors will enjoy a free exhibition on King Offa, the 8th Century ruler of Mercia, and Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail.  The Centre sells guide books and maps together with an extensive range of quality giftware, and guests in our tea room, overlooking the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, will enjoy the best view in town.  You can download our English pdf leaflet here, a gallwch lawrlwytho’r fersiwn Cymraeg yma.

Our invaluable accommodation listing, the Essential Guide to Walking Offa’s  Dyke Path (formerly called the 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 Association - the path and dyke descending into the Clun valley, Shropshire
By Jim Saunders, showing the path and Dyke descending into the Clun valley, Shropshire.

Join the Association

The Offa’s Dyke Association was established to provide a link between walkers, archaeologists, historians, conservationists and those who live and work locally. All interested individuals 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.  Charity and community not-for-profit groups join for £20 per year.  Every membership subscription supports our Offa’s Dyke Conservation Fund which helps to pay for practical conservation projects  that promote the long term well being of the monument.  If you would like a sample pdf copy of our Newsletter then please download our Winter 2019 edition here.

Advertise your business 

If you provide services to Offa’s Dyke walkers, whether an accommodation business, pub, café, tea room, taxi firm or operate as a community not-for-profit business  then we have a range of advertising options on our website, in our Essential Guide to walking Offa’s Dyke Path and our 3 x per year members’ Newsletter. Call 01547 528753 or email services@oda.org.uk for more information.

Offa’s Dyke Centre room hire 

We can tailor the Centre to suit your needs. Room hire during normal opening hours is £11 per hour and outside normal opening hours is £17.50. Our Knighton Room art gallery, which is perfect for small conferences of 40+ delegates, has screen, projector and lecturn  facilities.  We can also arrange catering for your event.

Weddings

The Centre is also licensed for weddings.