Offa’s Dyke

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Place Category: Shropshire Attractions and Activites, Shropshire Nature and Wildlife, and Shropshire Walking and Cycling

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    This is the ancient frontier between England & Wales. The Dyke was built in the 8th Century by the King Offa of Mercia & was used to mark & defend his western boundary against the Welsh princes. It runs for 177 miles & is an earth bank up to 8 meters high often with a ditch alongside. There are various good circular walks that use the path.

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