Offas Dyke Path

The Offas Dyke Path follows the English/Welsh border for around 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa’s Dyke. This National Trail takes you through a whole range of landscapes and provides amazing opportunities to view wildlife and history. The path starts (or ends!) in Prestatyn and takes around 12 days to walk.

The Dyke is named after Offa, the Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia from AD 757 until 796. King Offa is believed to have ordered its construction and whilst there is debate over why it was built, it followed the border between Anglian Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys.

The Dyke looks to have been built in response to events in the Welsh/English border region involving the Princes of Powys, but whether it was intended as an agreed boundary, as a defensive structure with long lost additional fortifications, or for some other use, is not known. The 9th Century history of the region suggests that the earthwork had only a short period of importance and was then abandoned.

It’s right on our doorstep!

Whether you’re starting in the North or we’re on the last leg of your journey we’re a perfect place for you to rest your tired feet!

Offas Dyke Path passes close to Dyserth and Bodfari and you can join or leave the path within 10 minutes of the Shepherd’s Hideaway.

Both our huts offer you cosy and comfortable accomodation in a relaxing setting.

Is your dog walking with you?

If your canine companion(s) are accompanying you on your walk then they can stay with us too! Our huts offer dog friendly accommodation, with secure, free-to-roam paddocks enclosing each hut and secure kennelling available if needed.

The North Wales Pilgrims Way

Another very popular footpath route that passes right by the Shepherds Hideaway is the North Wales Pilgrims Way, which was recently featured as the focus of series 6 of the BBC programme Pilgrims Way. It’s a beautiful walk, and known as the ‘Welsh Camino’ and even if you are not religious it provides a focal route for exploring much that North Wales has to offer.