Having just received all the Viewranger OS (Ordnance Survey) maps for the Offa’s Dyke National Trail on my N95 mobile phone, I decided to make a start creating the GPS routes in Viewranger to get a better feel for the trail.
I have broken down the trail into the same legs used in The National Trail Guides (in reverse from North to South) – these will probably not be how we walk the route – but is a good starting point.
You can download the GPS data for each leg from the table below. I have also given the length, height gain / loss and maximum height for each leg.
UPDATE: Due to the blog move, these files are no longer available to download – if you would like to receive them, please use the contact form at the bottom.
(slight disclaimer – I have tried to make the routes follow Offa’s Dyke trail as accurately as possible, however there may be some inaccuracies. If you spot any problems with the files, please let me know)
[UPDATE: The downloads are no longer available, but you can download them from: http://www.shareyouradventure.com/map/7340/daylightgambler/Offas-Dyke-in-individual-legs-for-gpx-download]
|Leg||Length (miles)||Height Gain (ft)||Height Loss (ft)||Max Height (ft)||GPS File|
|Prestatyn to Bodfari||12.1||2458||2274||861|
|Bodfari to Llandegla||17.5||4205||3574||1784|
|Llandegla to Chirk Mill *||15.7||2430||2884||1611|
|Chirk Mill to Llanymynech||13.9||2538||2645||1241|
|Llanymtnech to Buttington Bridge||10.4||243||284||273|
|Buttington Bridge to Brompton Crossroads||12.1||1891||1646||1345|
|Brompton Crossroads to Knighton||15.0||3652||3486||1401|
|Knighton to Kington||13.5||2419||2484||2484|
|Kington to Hay||15.0||2104||2349||1355|
|Hay to Pandy||16.0||2503||2451||2300|
|Pandy to Monmouth **||16.0||1629||1947||727|
|Monmouth to Sedbury Cliffs||19.4||3627||3629||823|
* This route uses the alternative permissive route through the grounds of Chirk Castle (April to September)
** This route follows the Wye (rather than St. Briavels Common)
The next plan is to put these routes into Google Earth, along with other key points of interest, like castles, campsites etc.