From Hay-on-Wye to Knighton
Fabulous views and interesting market towns await you on this 2 day itinereary. Your adventure starts in England; Hay-on-Wye is a pretty town famous for it’s multitude of bookshops. Your journey ends in Wales; Knighton is rich in history with half-timbered 17th-century houses and narrow winding streets. In between, you’ll pass along the rolling hillsides of the Powys – Herefordshire border and climb high ridges offering amazing panoramas of the surrounding area.
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28.25 miles / 45.5 Km
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Rolling Countryside and High Hills
Offa's Dyke Path - Hay-on-Wye to Knighton
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A good level of fitness is required to walk this section of Offa’s Dyke Path . Expect good paths with some steep ascents and descents, fabulous views and interesting towns and villages .
Day 1 - Hay-on-Wye to Kinghton
Day 2 - Kington to Knighton
Accommodation is limited along Offas Dyke Path is limited so it is essential to plan and book ahead. Accommodation in Hay-on-Wye, Kington and Knighton can be viewed on the itinerary map.
There are some steep stretches along this route so consider using a baggage transfer company to transport your luggage.
Parts of this route along the Offa’s Dyke Path can be strenuous with climbs and descents so a good level of fitness is required.
We advise that you choose footwear and clothing appropriate for these conditions and to suit the predicted weather.
Food & Drink
Hay-On-Wye, Kington and Knigton have shops, cafes and restaurants but as sections of this route are quite remote, finding food or places to eat along the way may not be easy. Be sure to plan your food and drink in advance and carry enough supplies for the day with you.
Maps, Guidebooks and Merchandise
The official guidebook and map for the Trail are available from the National Trails Shop along with a wide range of gifts and other merchandise.
Birmingham Airport is the nearest airport if you are flying, connecting with Birmingham International train station. Other options are Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool or any of the London airports, as there are speedy shuttles from the airports into London.
The nearest train station to Hay-on-Wye for most of the United Kingdom is 22 miles east at Hereford. For travellers coming from Wales, other nearby stations are at Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells.
There are trains from Knighton to Crewe, Shrewsbury and Swansea from where there are good connections to other parts of the UK.
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