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    Offas Dyke in December

    The path runs more or less the length of the English/ Welsh border. Approx 175 miles.

    i've already binge watched The Crown on Netflix and lockdown was getting boring. Fortunately "essential business travel" is permitted. I convened a board meeting for a small property investment company of which I'm MD and the board unanimously agreed that it was essential we investigate investment opportunities along the border. So of to work I go.....

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    Day 1. Prestatyn to a few miles just before Bodfari after a night at a Prestatyn B n B.

    i took the train from Euston to Chester. The 32 miles on to Prestatyn was a crowded bus so I took a cab at the station. 50 quid after a haggle.

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    The first hill out of Prestatyn with views over Liverpool Bay.


    We walked with full rucksacks: tent, sleeping bags, clothes, trangia cooker, food and fuel. Wherever possible the idea was to stay in hotels. Given the remoteness and temperatures we are able to hopefully cope with all scenarios, especially on higher elevations.

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    First night in a b n b 3 miles off path. The owner picked us ip and dropped us back in morning.

    Room with dinner and breakfast. Simple, but good. Welsh stew.

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    Offas Dyke in December-e741042c-725d-4180-9a4b-d8876be3eba3-jpg
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    Day 3

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    strenuous climb up above cloud into sleet to Jubilee Tower

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    Attachment 61288

    A brew at the top

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    Only 15 more days to go......

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    Offas Dyke in December-07c0fcad-ce3d-4c51-a2f8-c8161689c006-jpg
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    downhill at last. To a community pub with rooms for an overnight a mile or two off the path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Only 15 more days to go......
    That's a decent bladdy trek, good on you and enjoy.

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    went up Moel Fanu when i was 15, fantastic views... sometimes. also spent a week in prestatyn one afternoon. great idea this

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    Nice... I miss trekking - hopefully restrictions here in PI will be eased a bit next year and hikes/ treks will be allowed.

    Looking forward to your adventures. Cheers!

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    Day 3 and a slight detour off path for a night in Ruthin. Curry night 75 quid all in.
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    A dteep climb through managed forest, out onto heathlanf and then around an escarpmrnt before dropping down into Llangollen and our 75 quid a night b n b. Home cooked food in the evening for 15 quid. Roast pork and bread pudding.

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    For the most part we have been the only guests at b n bs. Average rate is 75 per room

    Standards have been remarkably high.

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    guest house in Llangollen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Day 3 and a slight detour off path for a night in Ruthin. Curry night 75 quid all in.

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    Looks amazing.

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    Leaving Llangollen along the canal. Next stop was Craignant
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    stop for a coffee in a cafe converted put of the chapel near the aquaduct
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