MaD Walking: ‘Offa’s Dyke’ ‘Clawdd Offa’ – May, 2019

In 2014, MaD Walking walked the coastal path of Wales. This year, 2019, MaD plans to complete the walk ‘around Wales’ MaD, accompanied on various sections of the trail by as many as 12 other walkers from Canada, the USA and Wales, will walk the Offa’s Dyke Path, Clawdd Offa.

Offa’s Dyke (WelshClawdd Offa) roughly follows the current border between Wales and England. It is named after Offa, the C8th Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia. The earthworks is said to have delineated the border between the Kingdom of Mercia and the Welsh Kingdom of Powys.

The walk will start in Prestatyn, North Wales on May 8th and end in Chepstow in South Wales, a walk of about 280 kms.

A daily blog will be maintained on this website as well as on on the Facebook Page ‘Mad Walking’. As in 2014, we look for your support and encouragement to complete the walk around beautiful, historic country of Wales.

MaD is hoping for donations towards Latch, a charity that supports the children and their families who are being treated by the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wales.

Incidentally, while in Wales and by doing the walk, MaD will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, ‘M’s 70th birthday and ‘D’s 75th birthday.

A view of Tintern Abbey from Offa’s Dyke trail: courtesy of National Trails website.