Offa's Dyke

The Offa’s Dyke Path runs for 177 miles from Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow in South Wales to Prestatyn in North Wales. The ‘Dyke’ is a man-made structure of earth works which roughly follows the Welsh/English boundary. It has a ditch and rampart construction, with the ditch facing the Welsh side. Originally it would have been approximately 27 meters wide and 8 meters high. Now it welcomes walkers from all over the world who enjoy the beautiful scenery, open moorland and ancient woodlands, hill forts, a castle, abbeys and the wonderful plants and wildlife en-route.  

It is named after Offa, King of Mercia from 757 to 796 AD, whose kingdom covered the area between the Trent and Mersey Rivers in the North to the Thames Valley in the South, and from the Welsh border in the West to the Fens in the East.

Nearby restaurants

The Piccadilly Inn
The newly renovated Piccadilly Inn is an intimate and cosy restaurant and public house in the heart of the picturesque town of Caerwys. Although it appears to be big on the outside, it offers a homely and cosy atmosphere.
Pwll Gwyn Country Inn and Restaurant
Traditional, cosy and full of charm, The Pwll Gwyn is the ideal country retreat to escape the hustle of everyday life, offering good, honest home cooking, a wide variety of real ales and beautiful boutique bedrooms.
The Pet Cemetery Cafeteria
Enjoy a stroll around the award-winning grounds of the pet cemetery and visit our cafe, which offers home-cooked food.


Downing Arms
Seafood and Grill served in a great family atmosphere.
Royal Oak
Set in a Grade II listed, 16th century building, The Royal Oak, Caerwys is a traditional, local pub which focuses on community. You can always be assured of a warm welcome from your hosts, Pat, Trevor, Alan and family.
Black Lion Inn
The Black Lion is a 13th century coaching inn - based in the heart of the country with breathtaking views towards Moel Famau. Its restaurant and bar offer a wide range of home cooked British food and real ales.