ITV Wales has aired some remarkable stories and wonderful scenery along Wales and England’s breathtaking borderlands.
Presenter Sean Fletcher has been exploring the 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, celebrating the landscape and the people who live there.
Wonders of the Border has three episodes remaining. The next episode is being aired this evening on ITV Cymru Wales from 7:30pm. The series provides travel inspiration for those planning a domestic adventure as we begin to emerge from lockdown. It will highlight the unique wildlife, dramatic landscapes and vibrant communities along the National Trail, in addition to sharing the celebrations of 50 years since the opening of Offa’s Dyke Path.
Join presenter Sean Fletcher as he discovers the fascinating history of Offa’s Dyke Path which is influenced by and roughly follows Offa’s Dyke, Britain’s oldest and longest monument. Dating back to the 8th century, the iconic earthwork monument of Offa’s Dyke stands up to eight metres high and was built on the command of King Offa as a divide between the two kingdoms. Today, the borderlands remain rich in natural beauty, local culture and history. Sean learns about Britain’s oldest and longest monument with outdoor adventures including kayaking and wild swimming in the River Wye to mountain biking in Llandegla Forest.
Offa’s Dyke Path 50th Anniversary
Meet some of the inspirational people who call the borderlands their home and unearth the stories from 50 years of Offa’s Dyke Path. As part of the 50th anniversary 25 new themed itineraries on the most iconic stretches, suitable for various abilities will be launched, focused on a number of different topics designed for different target audiences. The itineraries will consist of culture, heritage, family, mindfulness and WOW walks.
Rob Dingle, the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer welcomed news of the series.
“The last twelve months have been incredibly difficult for everybody. There is so much to see and do along the route of the path. It has something to ‘Offa’ for everyone.”
Ep 4: 6th May 2021
Ep 5: 13th May 2021
Ep 6: 20th May 2021
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