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Wat's Dyke Way

Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail Walking Guidebook

Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail Walking Guidebook

by: Pete Lewis
Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail is an exciting 61 mile walk through the border country between England and North Wales exploring its rich cultural heritage. The route is based on the course of Wat's dyke, a Dark Age earthwork thought to have been constructed for the Saxon rulers of Mercia to protect their boundary with North Wales. It crosses three counties, running from the Shropshire border village of Llanymynech, meandering through the Marches to Wrexham and ending neat the Dee estuary at Holywell in Flintshire. The route is varied, following canal towpaths and quiet riverside paths in the south, with wooded valleys and country lanes in the north. It also passes through many historic towns and villages.

An introduction provides a fascinating account of Wat's Dyke and the history of the area. This is followed by the walking route which is split into nine sections, each with detailed route finding instructions and a sketch map. The text is interspersed with sections in italics providing information on the many places of interest along the way adding interest to the walk and satisfying your curiosity. The sections vary in length, but are mainly about five or six miles so, unless you plan a very leisurely pace, two can be walked in a day allowing the walk to be completed in five days.

The section starting locations are: Llanymynech; Oswestry; Nefod; Overton Bridge; Ruabon; Wrexham; Caergwrle; New Brighton; Rhosesmor.

ISBN 9780955962509 Pages 128 (2008) 133mm x 210mm

Price: 5.99