Offa’s Dyke Rocks

Love Hope Strength (LHS) was established here in the UK and the USA in 2006 by the internationally acclaimed frontman of rock band The Alarm, Mike Peters, and his musician wife Jules after Mike was diagnosed with leukaemia. The Peters family were determined to help save lives and give hope to other families affected by cancer. 

Since 2006, LHS has organised events to help families affected by cancer to celebrate, remember and take on a challenge to show thanks and appreciation for the care and love they’ve received, help rebuild their lives and keep someone in their memory. Thousands of people have taken part in hikes across the UK, in the USA, South America, Africa and Asia in the name of Love Hope Strength, and over £1 million has been raised through these treks and associated activities. The funds raised have gone on to support cancer care programmes in hospitals and in community settings across the globe. In 2021, Love Hope Strength aims to raise £40,000 in recognition of The Alarm’s 40th anniversary. 

As part of Mike’s plans to celebrate this impressive milestone for The Alarm, Mike and Jules Peters will lead a hike along Offa’s Dyke, the famous 8th century dyke built along the Anglo-Welsh border. This hike is tough; those taking part in the whole hike will walk a total of 177 miles in 12 days.
Mike and Jules will be using the walk as an opportunity to reflect on the challenges they’ve faced whilst living with cancer, remember some great friends and family, and, importantly to have some fun, play some music and take in the beautiful scenery whilst enjoying fresh air and strenuous exercise.
You are invited to join Mike and Jules Peters for the whole walk and for all of the 40th Anniversary celebrations, from May 22rd to June 5th.
If you are unable to commit to taking part in the two week hike, you will be able to register to take part in the walks on any of the following dates:
Sunday 23rd May 2021
Saturday 29th May 2021
Sunday 30th May 2021
Thursday 3rd June 2021
Places on the 12 day hike are limited.
Cost of Offa’s Dyke Rocks: £2,500 per person. Total cost includes:
  • £1,000 donation for LHS to fund cancer care projects in line with LHS’ mission.
  • Sun May 21st / Sat 22nd May 2021 Entrance to Mike Peters’ 40th Anniversary Acoustic Alarm celebration at Rhyl plus post-show party and accommodation.
  • Admission to private event on May 23rd at Royal Victoria Hotel, Prestatyn for the unveiling of the 40th anniversary plaque, acoustic concert and champagne send-off as you begin your adventure on the Offa’s Dyke trail.
  • Recommended local accommodation as close as possible to the Offa’s Dyke path/trail from Sunday 23rd May 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021.
  • Transport to and accommodation in Cardiff on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th June 2021.
  • Receive a limited edition numbered Poppy Badge celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mike Peters & The Alarm.
  • Admission to Mike Peters & The Alarm’s 40th Anniversary Concert at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff on Saturday 5th June 2021, including soundcheck & celebration party.
  • During the 12 day hike you will receive: a full breakfast, luggage transfers between overnight stops, and transfers between the accommodation and path should the overnight stay be away from the trail.
  • Hike leaders, additional intimate gigs and special guest hikers, First Aid support.
  • Complimentary airport / railway station transfers may be possible, advice and support on travel to Rhyl and from Cardiff provided.

Itinerary: 

Friday 21st May May 2021 Arrival – The Gathering 2021: Mike Peters acoustic 40th anniversary Alarm concert at Rhyl Town Hall.

Saturday 22nd May 2021: The Gathering 2021:Mike Peters acoustic 40th anniversary Alarm concert at Rhyl Town Hall.

Sunday 23rd May 2021 Walk Day 1: Prestatyn to Bodfari 12 miles/19.2km* (Registration will be opened for up to 50 additional walkers, participation fee will apply).

Monday 24th May 2021 Walk Day 2: Bodfari to Clwyd Gate 11 miles/17.6km.

Tuesday 25th May 2021 Walk Day 3: Clwyd Gate to Llangollen 14.5 miles/23.2km.

Wednesday 26th May 2021 Walk Day 4: Llangollen to Trefonen 15.5 miles/24.8 km.

Thursday 27th May 2021 Walk Day 5: Trefonen to Buttington 16.3 miles/26km.

Friday 28th May 2021 Walk Day 6:  Buttington to Cwm 15.2 miles/24.32 km.

Saturday 29th May 2021 Walk Day 7:  Cwm to Knighton 12.5 miles/20 km* (Registration will be opened for up to 50 additional walkers, participation fee will apply).

Sunday 30th May 2021 Walk Day 8: Knighton to Kington 13.5 miles/21.6 km* (Registration will be opened for up to 50 additional walkers, participation fee will apply).

Monday 31st May 2021 Walk Day 9:  Kington to Hay-on-Wye 14.5 miles/23.2 km.

Tuesday 1st June 2021 Walk Day 10:  Hay-on-Wye to Pandy 17.5 miles/26 km.

Wednesday 2nd June 2021 Walk Day 11: Pandy to Monmouth 16.75 miles/26.8 km.

Thursday 3rd June 2021 Walk Day 12: Monmouth to Chepstow 16.2 miles/25.6 km* (Registration will be opened for up to 50 additional walkers, participation fee will apply).

Friday 4th June 2021 Rest Day: Travel to Cardiff.
Saturday 5th June 2021: Mike Peters & The Alarm 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert with Special Guests at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff.
Please note that Love Hope Strength’s annual Snowdon Rocks event will not be taking place in 2021.
Please register your interest to take part in Love Hope Strength’s Offa’s Dyke Rocks here. You can expect to hear from LHS within a week of registering your interest:
Offa's Dyke
Should you have any queries regarding Love Hope Strength’s Offa’s Dyke Rocks event, please contact Kirsty at kirsty@lovehopestrength.co.uk or on 07779165404.