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Stage 03: Pandy to Hay-on-Wye — Offa’s Dyke Path

18.6 mi
2.0 mph
3,225 ft
3,275 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
6.35 mi

Llanthony Priory

Hiking Highlight

18.3 mi

Hay Castle

Hiking Highlight

18.6 mi

Tour Profile


Hiking Path: 2.49 mi
Path: 14.5 mi
Street: 0.27 mi
Road: 1.27 mi
State Road: < 109 yd


Unpaved: 13.4 mi
Gravel: 0.63 mi
Paved: 1.30 mi
Asphalt: 174 yd
Unknown: 3.08 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

October 8, 2019


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    This stage takes you into the Black Mountains and onto the highest point along the entire trail.

    From Pandy, the trail climbs gradually through farmland into a rugged upland terrain over the Hatterall Ridge, where you are afforded breathtaking views in both directions.

    A while later you see the ruins of Llanthony Priory below. The priory was one of the earliest houses of Augustinian canons to be founded in Britain and its origins date back to around 1100.

    It is worth a detour down to see the free entry ruin, as this route does. However. It will add one-and-a-half miles and (two-and-a-half kilometers) of distance and 800 feet (244 meters) of ascent; adding roughly one hour.

    You descend from the ridge finish by Hay Castle, an impressive medieval fortress that was built in the 12th century.

    Hay-on-Wye has a good range of accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions.

    • October 21, 2019