Friday 21 October 2011

My long walk - half of Offa's Dyke day1 and 2

In September a friend and I went off on a long walk; actually there was a train journey first, otherwise we would never have got to the start point!! The picture is proof that we were carrying all our stuff!! We left from Stevenage early one morning and by lunchtime arrived in Chepstow.

This is me at the start of the Offa's Dyke walk, at Sedbury Cliffs in Chepstow, about a mile from the railway Station. At this point it started raining, so walking the 7 miles to Tintern was not a good start! Luckily the B and B people dried all our wet clothes and the next morning was bright and sunny.

Our B and B was at the opposite end of Tintern to the Abbey, so we walked a mile to the Abbey which was beautiful; an an ideal remote spot for a religious community all those years ago.

There was a sense of peace and quiet with few visitors.

Lots of inspiration for printmaking....

I liked these decorative bosses - horse chestnut leaves I think.

Our 2nd day was walking to Monmouth, part of the route was along the River Wye. On the outskirts

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