WALKERS marked the 50th anniversary of the Offa's Dyke path over the weekend, with a celebratory walk that started in Herefordshire.

The Ramblers Cymru started the Big Welsh Walk in Kington, Herefordshire on Saturday, September 11.

They touched down in Knighton later that day for the second of their walking events.

Three different lengths of walks were on offer, with Rob Dingle, the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer, leading a 14 mile walk along the Offa’s Dyke Path from Kington to Knighton.

On arrival in Knighton, walkers had the chance to view the Offa’s Dyke Association’s new interpretive display at the Offa's Dyke centre.

Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Cabinet Member for Environment and a keen walker, said: “The Big Welsh Walk aims to shine a spotlight on the Offa’s Dyke Path, now in its 50th year, and introduce locals and new walkers alike to the delights of the trail."

Rob Dingle, Powys County Council’s Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer, said: “It was great to work in partnership with Ramblers Cymru to deliver three days of walking on different sections of the trail and introduce walkers to what the trail has to offer."

The Offa’s Dyke Path, which was opened in the summer of 1971, links Sedbury Cliffs on the River Severn with the coastal town of Prestatyn on the shores of the Irish sea. Stretching for 177 miles (285 km).

It goes through eight different counties and crosses the England - Wales border more than 20 times, taking walkers through everything from quaint market towns like Hay-on-Wye, Kington and Knighton to the rugged inclines of the Clwydian Hills and Brecon Beacons.