SO2580 : Offa's Dyke Path

taken 7 years ago, near to Newcastle, Shropshire, Great Britain

Offa's Dyke Path
Offa's Dyke Path
Offa's Dyke (Welsh: Clawdd Offa) is a massive linear earthwork, roughly following some of the current border between England and Wales. In places, it is up to 65 feet (19.8 m) wide (including its flanking ditch) and 8 feet (2.44 m) high. In the 8th century it formed some kind of delineation between the Anglian kingdom of Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys. Research in recent decades has dispelled many of the earlier theories and ideas about the earthwork.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Boundary, Barrier 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
Offas Dyke 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2553 8093 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.2761N 3:5.7894W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2553 8092
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Earthwork  Earth Bank 

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