Run with and on behalf of the Offa’s Dyke Association (ODA), outreach enlists the local communities and volunteer groups to organise and carry out events and provide resources to help us find out more about the landscape around the Dyke…not only the incredibly beautiful trails and natural surroundings, but the landscape in archaeological and Heritage terms and the lives of the people that have and do live around the monuments.
The Offa’s Dyke Association main objective remains …
… to promote the public benefit in the area of the border counties of England and Wales, including the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Shropshire, Powys, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire by securing the conservation, protection, development and improvement of ancient buildings, earthworks or similar nature and man-made features of historic or public interest, in particular those associated with Offa’s Dyke, the Offa’s Dyke Path and Wat’s Dyke.
Such an immense project of monitoring and maintaining these monuments are outlined on the Community Stewardship of Mercian Monuments (CoSMM) website and relies on volunteers and visitors and on the information gathered by them and passed to and from the general public, in particular those schools colleges and groups that visit the incredible monuments around the monuments .
Thank you for your interest …please support us responsibly – encourage all to not walk on the dykes (Offa’s and Wat’s) but choose part of the paths provided.