Offa’s Dyke Association – who we are and what we do
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 where visitors can view a free exhibition on King Offa, the 7th 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, its art gallery features a new artist every month and the tea room, overlooking the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoys 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 Where to Stay Guide (renamed in 2020 the Essential Guide to Walking Offa’s Dyke Path) is available in hard copy and as a pdf version. Both can be purchased from our on-line shop.
Join the Association
The Offa’s Dyke Association was set up in 1969 to provide a link between walkers, archaeologists, historians, 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. 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.
Advertise your business with us
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 including website, our Essential Guide to walking Offa’s Dyke Path and our 3 x per year members’ Newsletter. Call 01547 528753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 £10 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.
The Centre is also licensed for weddings.