Offa's Dyke Path Trail Sections at Risk from Flooding

13th February 2014
  • Alongside the (lower) River Wye between Brockweir and Bigsweir in Gloucestershire. This section was also affected by a landslip in December 2012 and the diversion is only accessible by foot, this section can be avoided by using the alternative upper route over St. Briavel's Common.
  • Alongside the (upper) River Wye immediately north of Hay on Wye in Powys. Alternative route by the minor road which leaves the B4351 Clyro road at Radnor's End campsite, 500 meters NW of Hay Bridge, and meets the A438 at Lower House Farm.
  • River Camlad, just south of Forden near Pound House.
  •  Section of Trail alongside the River Severn from Buttington, near Welshpool, Powys towards Four Crosses. Alternative route by the Montgomery Canal towpath which can be accessed from the Buttington Cross roundabout where the A458 meets the A483 just to the west of Buttington Bridge, you can follow the canal towpath all the way to Llanymynech.
  • South of Trefonnen , near Moelydd Grid Ref. SJ248254 – about 50m section of low lying track flooded.

The above are just some of the areas we know that are at risk, there may be other, shorter sections of path which cross river valleys which  may also be affected, aswell as some severly waterlogged sections.

The Environment Agency has an excellent website which gives the latest flood warnings and is updated every 15 minutes :

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/142151.aspx

If you know about any other flooded sections , please contact via the website www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offasdyke or on twitter @offasdykepath

 

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