Offa’s Twisted Wye Kanter is an event run by South Wales LDWA and which is held in conjunction with the Chepstow Walkers Are Welcome walking festival. Different routes are provided each year and the event has been extremely successful selling out each year, so early entry is advised.
ENTRY: online only at SI Entries
EVENT DETAILS: In partnership with Chepstow Walking Festival, an exciting spring kanter (with a ‘twist’) in the beautiful Wye Valley on the Wales/England border. The event uses established long distance routes such as Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley Walk, Wales Coast Path and Gloucestershire Way as well as general paths to link main routes.
ROUTE: This event provides a choice of four 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. Answers to clues shall still be required in order to earn a certificate! Distances: 24, 19, 16 or 13 miles.
There are NO checkpoints on the routes and entrants will need to ensure that they have sufficient food and drink for their chosen route.
REFRESHMENTS: The South Wales LDWA will supply a substantial hot meal and hospitality on your return to Chepstow. Tea and toast provided at the start.
START TIME: 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.
START LOCATION: 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, for example the Welsh Street car park which, on a Sunday, costs £1 per day (free for 2 hours).
This event is organised by the South Wales Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA). If you are interested in becoming a member, you can join the LDWA here.