Hergest Ridge and the Offas Dyke Path, Mountains Gladestry, Powys - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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Hergest Ridge is a large hill on the border between England and Wales, between the village of Gladestry in Powys and the town of Kington in Herefordshire. The Offa's Dyke Path section of the All Wales Path, leads along the ridge and the path passes close by the highest point of the ridge. The highest point of Hergest Ridge is 1397 feet high. <br><br> The Offa's Dyke Path stretches through the border country of England and Wales, from the Irish Sea at Prestatyn, in the north, to the Severn estuary near Chepstow, in the south. The trail includes the lower Wye valley, the Black Mountains, the Shropshire Hills, and the Clwydian Range of mountains. <br><br> From Prestatyn in the north, the All Wales Path heads west along the North Wales Coast, and at Chepstow in the south the Path heads west toward the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. <br><br> Gladestry stands in Powys, Mid Wales, close to the Welsh border, indeed the village is just 1 mile from the border with England. <br><br> There are several footpaths and bridleways for walkers, cyclists and horseback riders in the area surrounding Gladestry. <br><br> Walkers on the Offa's Dyke Trail would likely remember Gladestry for its location at the end of the western edge of the steep Hergest Ridge. <br><br> Kington stands in the county of Herefordshire, to the north east of Hergest Ridge, in excellent walking country. The countryside around Kington is noted for its spectacular views.... including the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, the Radnorshire Hills, the Malverns and the Clee Hills. Walkers are spoilt for choice in Kington as two national trails cross within the town: the Offa's Dyke Path explores the borderlands; and the Mortimer Trail the lands to the east.
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