Offa’s Dyke Path Signs


The material culture of the Offa’s Dyke Path has been a subject of previous blogs:

The signs, the stiles and the gates: these are an important ‘archaeological resource’. They record the story of our recent past: the emergence, maintenance and evolution of a national trail. Looking at their logos, texts, materials and positions, we learn about strategies of marking and guiding along a national trail. We learn about the significance for leisure activity, a conservation movement, and engagements with a particular landscape through its nature and its heritage experienced by walking.

Furthermore, some of these elements are the contemporary archaeology of death and memory: my favourite topic! Here I’m talking about votive deposits (feathers) and memorial benches, markers, rocks, and cairns, are all part of…

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