The Offa's Dyke Path Friendship Trail opened in the Iroquoia Club section of the Bruce Trail on Saturday September 28, 2013. The Offa's Dyke Path Friendship Trail is located between Waterdown's Grindstone Creek and Burlington's City View Park. This section of the Bruce Trail is twinned with the section of the Offa's Dyke Path from the Welsh town of Knighton (Tref-y-clawdd in Welsh, a town on the dyke) to Ditchyeld Bridge on the Herefordshire/Powys County boundary.
The Offa's Dyke Path was opened in the summer of 1971, linking Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow on the banks of the Severn estuary with the coastal town of Prestatyn on the shores of the Irish sea.
It is named after, and often follows, the spectacular Dyke which King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.
In its 177 miles / 285 kilometres it passes through no less than eight different counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times. The Trail explores the tranquil Marches (as the border region is known) and passes through the Brecon Beacons National Park on the spectacular Hatterall Ridge. In addition it links no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Wye Valley, the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Hills.
Map of the Offa's Dyke Path Friendship Trail, located in the Iroquoia Club section.
Click on the following links for Map 1, Map 2 and Map 3 showing the Friendship Trail route on the Offa's Dyke Path.
Offa's Dyke Path FT Map 1 (.pdf, 586.9 KB)
Offa's Dyke Path FT Map 2 (.pdf, 562.4 KB)
Offa's Dyke Path FT Map 3 (.pdf, 544.8 KB)
The following is a short video from the Offa's Dyke Friendship Trail Opening Ceremony on the Bruce Trail.