Offa’s Twisted Wye Kanter – 2017 to 2019 (RIP)

Offa’s Twisted Wye Kanter was an event run by South Wales LDWA for three years in January 2017, 2018 and 2019. Different routes were provided each year and the event was extremely successful selling out each year. However we have reluctantly decided to discontinue the event as winter forestry operations have led to path closures each year. This has cost us an enormous amount of work revising all routes in the preceding month with wholesale changes to route descriptions, clue sheets, GPX files and the website. This page and the event reports will remain available for historical reasons.

However, on a brighter note, South Wales LDWA has just announced a new challenge walk concept and the first of three specific events will take place on 5th October 2019. It is called “Three Circles of Crickhowell / Tri Cylch o Crughywel”. Details will soon be posted on this website.

EVENT DETAILS: An exciting winter kanter with a ‘twist’ in the beautiful Wye Valley on the Wales / England border. The event used established long distance routes such as Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley Walk and Gloucestershire Way as well as paths to link main routes. There were four or five route of varying distances each year for entrants to choose from.


King Offa

This event provides a choice of five routes where clues need to be gathered. The twist is this: If you do not have the confidence to self-navigate, then gpx tracks and route descriptions will be provided to enable you to walk the route of your choice. You will still need to answer the clues to earn a certificate!

There will be NO checkpoints on the routes and entrants will need to ensure that they have sufficient food and drink for their chosen route. There is no mass start at this event, you can start at 07:00 am, however, you are required to complete your chosen route by 19:00 pm.

The South Wales LDWA will supply a substantial hot meal and hospitality on your return to Chepstow. Tea and toast provided at the start.

This event is organised by the South Wales Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) and is open to LDWA members only. Non-members can join the LDWA here. To enter the event see the Entry Details page.

START: Palmer Community Centre, Place de Cormeilles, Chepstow, NP16 5LH – easily accessible from junction 2 of the M48. Grid Reference (Bing Maps) ST 533 938

Car Parking: is the responsibility of the event entrant. There are numerous car parks in Chepstow Town Centre, some of which are free on Sundays.

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