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Stage 12: Bodfari to Prestatyn — Offa’s Dyke Path

12.7 mi
2.1 mph
1,650 ft
1,800 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.58 mi

Moel y Gaer

Hiking Highlight

12.7 mi

Dechrau a Diwedd

Hiking Highlight

Tour Profile


Hiking Path: 2.33 mi
Path: 5.13 mi
Footpath: < 109 yd
Street: 1.23 mi
Road: 3.86 mi
State Road: 202 yd


Unpaved: 2.33 mi
Paved: 4.03 mi
Asphalt: 0.49 mi
Unknown: 5.84 mi

Weather Forecast

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October 8, 2019


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    As you hike the final leg through the Clwydian Range, tantalizing glimpses of the ocean open up to reveal the finish line.

    Whilst the hills are smaller along this final stage, they still afford sublime views and serenity to make the last leg a special one.

    From Bodfari, it is a steep climb to Moel y Gaer Iron Age hillfort, which was occupied from the Neolithic period to before the Roman conquest.

    The trail continues through farmland and a rougher upland landscape. There are a few sharp ascents and descents but they are manageable, as is the distance.

    As you near the finish, glimpses of the sea open into full ocean views. You also experience wonderful views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast from Prestatyn Hillside before you descend into the town.

    The trail finishes at Prestatyn beach, at which point it is customary to remove your boots and socks and go for a paddle in the sea.

    Dechrau a Diwed (Welsh for ‘beginning and end’) is a statue that marks the northern end of the trail.

    Prestatyn has a good range of accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions.

    • October 21, 2019