Please note that coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Wales are different to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Even though the entire Offa’s Dyke Path is open in line with Welsh Government guidance and regulations, there are current Welsh Government Coronavirus (COVID 19) local lockdown restrictions which restricts access to the path.
It is illegal to enter or leave an authority area (also known as ‘local health protection areas’) without reasonable excuse. Walking the trail is not a reasonable excuse and breach of the restrictions is a fineable offence.
Therefore, unless you live in the same local authority area, please do not visit these sections of the path for the time being. Please come back later when it is safe to do so and continue to follow Public Health Wales coronavirus latest information on keeping yourself and others safe.
Please note Offa’s Dyke Path crosses local authorities in England and Wales. The section affected currently is:
The entire northern section of the trail from Bronygarth, just south of Chirk Castle, to Prestatyn.
For full details of the restrictions see: https://gov.wales/local-lockdown
The following authority areas on the Offa’s Dyke Path are on local lockdown (in date order):
Read more about the local lockdown restrictions which are in place for people living in these authority areas.
We will update this page as and when necessary
Visiting the path safely
Please follow our guidance for a great time walking whilst keeping yourself and others safe.
- The coronavirus guidance in Wales is different to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Check the latest coronovirus guidance in Wales
- Check ahead for opening times of public toilets and usual refreshment sites and public transport timetables as they may be operating at a reduced capacity or not at all.
- Follow Public Health Wales social distancing rules and hand hygiene guidance
- Self contained accommodation has been opened since 11 July 2020 and campsites with shared facilities from 25 July 2020. Read up to date coronovirus guidance for Welsh tourism and hospitality industry
- Check for the latest temporary path diversions
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