‘Conflict, Collaboration and Early Medieval Frontiers’ – Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory public day conference Tuesday, 16/04/2024

An Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory public day conference: ‘Conflict, Collaboration and Early Medieval Frontiers‘ is taking place 09.30-16.30, 1st June, at the Venue in the Park, Alyn Waters Country Park, Gwersyllt, Wrexham, LL11 4AG . Save the date!

A hybrid day conference/digital event supported by, and organised with, the Offa’s Dyke Association  addresses key themes in the study of early medieval frontiers and borderlands.

The ODA, based at the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton, is keen to extend the delivery of its charitable objects along the full length of the Dyke. It is therefore very pleased to fund the venue and equipment hire of this important Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory conference.

Tickets £10 to include tea/coffee.   Book here from the ODA online shop

Conference programme to be added here very soon

Conference FAQs

Car parking? –There is a Wrexham council car park on site, cost £1.

Accessible venue? – Please advise Dave if you require space in the conference room to park a mobility aid.

Café facilities? – It is only a small café so will be unable to cater for large numbers. You might want to consider bringing your own packed lunch.


Essential conservation works to Offa’s Dyke requires temporary ODP diversion – near Evanjobb, Powys Friday, 5/04/2024

Your attention and cooperation is required for the next few weeks while essential practical conservation works are carried out to a section of Offa’s Dyke near to the village of Evanjobb in Powys.

For your safety the works require a temporary closure of the National Trail with a diversion to avoid the working area.  For a map of the diversion visit the National; Trail website:

The works, undertaken by specialist contractors, are being carried out under the supervision of Helen Upson, the Offa’s Dyke Conservation Officer. The ODA fully supports the aims of this complex project design and encourages walkers to follow the signed diversion route.

Easter start for 2024 Passport season Friday, 22/03/2024

The ODA’s 2024 Passport season gets underway this year with an Easter start. Proceeds from sales of the Passport support our own Offa’s Dyke Conservation Fund. Price £5 from our online shop


Launch of ODA YouTube channel Tuesday, 12/03/2024

Join us in 2024 to share, enjoy, understand and discover more about Offa’s Dyke. Our newly curated interpretive displays at the Offa’s Dyke Centre will inspire you.





English Heritage Podcast – Walking Offa’s Dyke with Prof Keith Ray Monday, 4/03/2024

Prof Keith Ray, curator of our Offa’s Dyke interpretive exhibition, talks to English Heritage’s Charles Rowe about King Offa, the Saxon kingdom of Mercia and the archaeological earthwork Offa’s Dyke. Walking along a section of the eponymous Offa’s Dyke Path in Gloucestershire, where the Trail is coincident with the monument, Keith explains some of the challenges associated with managing visitors in a sensitive archaeological landscape. He also discusses the important role played by the Offa’s Dyke Association in influencing long distance walkers towards walking the Trail during drier months of the year when there is less risk of erosion and damage to the Dyke.  Listen to the podcast:

The photo was taken in March 2023 during Keith’s Offa’s Dyke, Encounters and Explanations project, an epic 23 day, 209 mile walk along the entire length of Offa’s Dyke. Also visit @digitalself4 on X (formerly Twitter) to for his daily VLOGs broadcast along the journey.