Wednesday 8 August 2012


Being towed out of the mud by a tractor at 8.30am isn't really great fun - but at least it gave us plenty of time to get organised.  We had a lovely breakfast at the Swan Inn at Kington and then set of on the long but gentle climb up onto Hergest Ridge.  This really is one of the highlights of the whole Offa's Dyke walk - 4 miles of fantastic views (and a nice pub in Gladestry at the end).
For anyone else doing this walk, it really is worth deviating slightly from the official route and going right to the end of the ridge, where the view over Gladestry is superb!
We met some nice, interesting people during the walk - Gail + friend + dog, who were raising funds for Himalayan children - and Stephen & Yvonne Foster, who have 5 children all of whom are or were at Chetham's School of Music!
After a pint in the pub at Gladestry, Jane went off shopping and to find a new camp site - and I walked the next 3.5 miles to Newchurch. No rain, lots of sunny spells, pretty warm and a lovely evening in our new site near Hay-on-Wye. Easy day tomorrow!