Offa's Dyke: Llanymynech to River Morda, the quarry way, 9 m
This section follows undulating, well quarried countryside, using field and woodland paths and quiet lanes.
Quarrying seems to have destroyed sections of the dyke and the path diverts well to the west of its line. The dyke headed northwards to the foot of Llanmynech Hill, from where it made a westward curve along the slopes, leaving the hill fort on the English side of the border.
The OD path picks up the line of the dyke and continues with it as it skirts a golf course but leaves it to descend briefly to the valley, while Offa's boundary follows Blodwel Rocks. The dyke, which has dipped to the valley near Whitehaven, makes the frontier on the western side of the Llynclys quarries and continues northwards via Treflach to Fron,where it is reunited with the official path. Oswestry is the stopover point.
Go to Walk 11.
Theme for this walk: Between The Ears