Offa’s Dyke in Gloucestershire

An image showing a stone at the start of Offa's Dyke

Offa’s Dyke starts at it’s Southerly end on the banks of the river Severn near Sedbury in Gloucestershire. The course of the dyke can be seen in the photo above running up the hillside beyond the left-hand side of the stone that marks the start of Offa’s Dyke Path Walk. Another large stone marks the other end of the walk 177 miles from this one at Ffrith Beach, Prestatyn, Denbighshire.

An image showing the start of Offa's Dyke near Sedbury, Gloucestershire
Offa’s Dyke near Sedbury, Gloucestershire

The large block of Conglomerate stone is just out of sight in the cleared area at the top of the cliff in the photo above. The photo is taken from the North bank of the Severn Estuary.


A stone with Offa's Dyke Path symbol in Chepstow
A stone with Offa’s Dyke Path symbol in Chepstow

Nearby in Wales, at Chepstow, the Offa’s Dyke Path symbol is carved into a stone set on the bank of the River Wye (the Dyke walk is actually on the other side of the river Wye in England) The centre of Chepstow bridge in the background is the border between England and Wales.

Wales Coastal Path

A photo showing the Start of the Wales Coastal Path in Chepstow
The banks of the River Wye in Chepstow

Also at Chepstow, is the start of the Wales Coastal Path. On the left in the photo is a piece of fossil-bearing stone from Flintshire and on the right is a slab of local Pennant Sandstone from the Forest of Dean. The two stones frame the start of the walk. The coastal path ends on the border with England near Saltney, Chester in Flintshire. The route covers 870 miles.

10 Years of the Coastal Path May 2012- May 2022

A photo of maker of the bench with the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drayford

Photo by Monmouthshire Council The bench to mark the 10th anniversary of the walk was made by Tony Bonnici.

Other Walks

The Wye Valley Walk and the Gloucestershire Way also start from Chepstow.