Restricted Access to Offa’s Dyke Path in areas subject to local lockdown

The following message is from the National Trail Officer

Please note that coronavirus restrictions in Wales are different to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Even though the entire Offa’s Dyke Path is open in line with Welsh Government guidance and regulations, there are current Welsh Government Coronavirus (COVID 19) local lockdown restrictions which restricts access to the Path.

It is illegal  to enter or leave an authority area (also known as a ‘local health protection area’) without reasonable excuse. walking the Trail is not a reasonable excuse and breach of the restrictions is a fineable offence.

Therefore, unless you live in the same local authority area, please do not visit these sections of the Path for the time being. Please come back later when it is safe to do so and continue to follow Public Health Wales coronavirus latest information on keeping yourself and others safe.

Please note that Offa’s Dyke Path crosses local authorities in England and Wales. The section currently affected is:

The entire northern section of the trail from Bronygarth, just south of Chirk Castle, to Prestatyn.

 For full details of the restrictions see:


The following authority areas on the Offa’s Dyke Path are on local lockdown (in date order):

Read more about the local lockdown restrictions which are in place for people living in these authority areas.

We will update this page as and when necessary

Visiting the path safely

Please follow our guidance for a great time walking whilst keeping yourself and others safe.

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