A Weekend on the Dyke - Kington Medieval Hostel

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Nov 05

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NEW DATE! 5 - 7 November!

The OutdoorSirs are back for 2021 after a few years off battling bravely - so join us in Kington on the western side of Offas Dyke with great walks on offer, wonderful food and some great local pubs in the town too.

Kington was originally believed to be Welsh, owing to its position west of the Dyke but for some 1000 years at least it has been considered English.  The dyke was a 150 mile long earthwork border between Mercia and Powys at the time, built at the command of Offa, the Anglo Saxon king of Mercia.  The dyke is quite worn from time to what you will see today but originally was 65 feet wide with an 8ft high bank along its length making it a very difficult obstacle to cross, giving the benefit to Mercia on the higher ground of the Dyke.

The town of Kington, a substantial market town in its heritage in the hands of the Anglo Saxons as Kings Town originally before passing to the Crown after the Norman conquest.

We will see the dyke and the beautiful surroundings of the town before returning to the hostel for a medieval banquet and some fancy dress!

Saturday night will see the dining room transform to a medieval banquet hall....with some imagination required of course, but that is your chance to crack open your fancy dress box and look for those king costumes or maybe you are a jester, a knight or even a peasant or a priest! Plenty of options but of course, the fancy dress is entirely optional so don't feel pressured to partake.

The hostel is the former hospital for the town, but it has been extensively modernised meaning most bedrooms benefit from an ensuite shower room with on-site and on street parking readily available.

Dogs - A maximum of three dogs are welcome at the hostel, each dog incurring an additional charge of £30 (there is currently one dog place left). This is a charge from the YHA and must be paid via the OutdoorLads office in advance - contact support@outdoorlads.com or 0161 4200001. Please inform the event leader if you plan to bring a dog.  Dogs will not be permitted in the dining room or kitchen area at any time, and will need to sleep with the dog owners in a designated doggy bedroom. 

Image Credits: Image 5 - High Street, Kington © Copyright Jim Barton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence; Image 6 - Market House and clock tower, Kington © Copyright Roger Cornfoot and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. All other images provided by ODL member Daniel McKeown-Henshall, and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for their use. 



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