This year's hike will take me 177miles northward along the Offa's Dyke national trail. The path was opened in the summer of 1971, linking Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow on the banks of the Severn estuary with the coastal town of Prestatyn on the shores of the Irish sea.
It is named after, and often follows, the spectacular Dyke which King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales.
http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offasdyke/ if you are interested in reading more about it.
I'll be posting updates here each day so please come back and visit often during my hike to see how things are going.