Tuesday 29 May 2012


Maybe it's just the fantastic weather, but I'm getting ahead of myself again!  Finished the recent short stretch yesterday at the village of Waverton, just a few miles SE of Chester - a lovely, gentle, 9.5 mile walk from near Alvanley - across fields and pleasant farm land, in the delightful company of Jane, Bea Schirmer (D. Bass, Halle) and Tom Verity (Clarinet, RLPO).  Two nice pubs on the route so we took our time and really enjoyed ourselves.  Just enough breeze to take the heat out of the sunshine!
Then we drove home via Manchester, where we had a cheery gathering of old friends (and many not-so-old) at the Horse & Jockey in Chorlton Green.  Thanks to all who came - lovely to see you!  We eventually got home at about 12.30.
I could easily reach Offa's Dyke in another three days!  However, lots of people have said that they'd like to walk some of that section with us - so, to make that possible, I don't really want to get there much before the summer holidays.  I've extended my route slightly so that I reach the Offa's Dyke path at the north end of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (a real attraction - such a spectacular feature) and I'm going to dawdle over the next month or so to avoid getting there too soon.
As always, I'll post details of when and where I'm going to be doing the next few legs on here, on Facebook and by email.  Hope to see you soon!
The next album of photos (from the Lune to the Dee) will be posted after the next short leg of the walk.