Following on the success of the 2018 Conference CBA Wales are delighted to announce that there will be two days of insight into one of the most iconic and mysterious monuments in Wales: Offa’s Dyke.
For more information including details of an expert led guided walk along a section of Dyke and National Trail on Sunday 31st go to the CBA Wales website https://councilforbritisharchaeologywales.wordpress.com/events/
Kington Walks is a member of the Offa’s Dyke Association and it has very kindly decided to dedicate four of its 2019 Spring Festival walks to our 50th anniversary year. Two walks on the 13th and two on the 14th April follow sections of Offa’s Dyke Path. The Knighton to Kington walk on the 13th starts at the Offa’s Dyke Centre so a perfect opportunity to have a look around our exhibition. Chairman David McGlade will give a brief introduction to the Association.
For details of the weekend go to https://www.kingtonwalks.org/walks
Join us for our 50th anniversary year AGM. Watch this space for full details of events over the weekend. They include the official launch of the ODA’s Offa’s Dyke Path ‘Walkers Passport’ – be one of the first to get your Passport stamped at the Offa’s Dyke Centre. Proceeds from the Passport support the ODA’s Conservation Fund so the more that we sell the more conservation projects that we can support.
The guest speaker after the AGM business meeting is the University of Chester’s Professor Howard Williams. Other speakers to announced.
On the Sunday National Trail Officer Rob Dingle is leading a walk along the Trail (which for this stretch is next to the Dyke) from Springhill south to Knighton. Meet 9.30am at the Offa’s Dyke Centre. Transport provided but numbers are limited and tickets must be booked in advance.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Offa’s Dyke Association, Offa’s Dyke Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Gladestry are holding a special event on Saturday June 8th 2019. The theme of the celebration is ‘Fun & Well-being’. The activities include talks, demonstrations and workshops on a wide variety of subjects such as: Foraging, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Self-hypnosis, Massage and Reflexology. There will also be activities for children, a Teddy Bears picnic, fancy dress, face painting, chill-out tent, plus much more!
The children from Gladestry Primary School are doing a special project on the history of Offa’s Dyke, the children will be presenting this and it will be displayed on the day.
Offa’s Dyke Lodge B&B is a large wheelchair friendly bungalow with three guest rooms and guest dining room. In the bungalow there will be a ‘Vintage style café’ serving afternoon tea, including gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian options. There will be plenty of seating outside in the gardens or if you prefer you can relax by the swimming pool.
The letting rooms will be available for any visitors to take a look so you can see what the B&B offers. The work of a local artist will be displayed on the walls throughout the bungalow and the artist will be there to talk to you about her paintings if you wish.
If anyone would like more information or to be involved please contact Viv Taylor email@example.com phone 01544 370 464. If you are walking the Offa’s Dyke Path you will find Offa’s Dyke lodge offers you an alternative stop over from the standard guidebook route, this benefits those who want either shorter or longer days to the standard prescribed route. If you are looking for a relaxing sanctuary where you can rest-up in peaceful surroundings then this is the perfect place to stay.
The ‘Fun and well-being’ day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Offa’s Dyke Association will take place on Saturday June 8th from 2pm-5pm. Donations will be given to the ODA conservation fund and Air Ambulance Wales. Please support us, you will have a great time.
Join Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust for an open day at their Cadw funded summer excavation at Beacon Ring hillfort.
As well as guided tours of the site, there will be activities on site to celebrate 50 years of the Offa’s Dyke Association – with the path passing right by the hillfort!
For full information including access details go to the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust website: https://festival.archaeologyuk.org/events/beacon-ring-open-day-1549628637#overlay-context=events/living-history-festival-offas-dyke-centre-1549628183