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Offa's Dyke walk to be revived

Posted 6 September 2010
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Offa's Dyke walk to be revived
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A traditional charity challenge involving the Offa's Dyke long-range path is to be revived.

The North-East Wales Search and Rescue Team and the British Red Cross have teamed up to arrange the first running of the event since 2005, with September 18th pencilled in as the date.

Sponsor money raised will be split equally between the two bodies and those who wish to take part need to fill in an entry form and pay a £25 fee as well as ensuring they have good walking boots - or running shoes.

The route will cover the northernmost 26 miles of the path, between Clwyd Gate and Prestatyn.

According to the British Red Cross, this challenge is "not for the faint hearted".

Constructed in the eighth century by King Offa of Mercia, the dyke runs 80 miles between the Wye valley and Wrexham and was designed to keep the Welsh out of England.

In some places, its path matches the modern-day border, although other parts are located in each country.

Posted by Dan Mirza