Wednesday 9 November 2011

Day 4 and 5 of the walk.....

This was another long day, 18 miles to get to Hay on Wye. It was great weather and a lot of the walk was along a 10 miles ridge with beautiful views all around, We saw wild Welsh ponies, a lovely sight and lots of sheep and caterpillars!!

Not sure what I was doing! My knee survived the track down into Hay and we were pleased to find our B and B, Rest for the Tired!!

We wished we had organised a rest day in Hay to explore the book shops, but no rest for us so the next day we set off for Kington (only 15 miles) in bright sunshine. It was a fabulous walk with lovely views of the Wye as we climbed upwards.

Inspiring stained glass window in the church at Newchurch, where a notice said you could have a drink in the church; so we went in to have our lunch. Sadly, a notice inside informed us that the kettle was broken!!

 BUT, a little further on in Gladwestry there was a pub - hooray! A welcome break. Later Sue went to help a sheep with it's head stuck in the fence.... of course, as she got near, it struggled free!!

Interesting fungi....

and some more ponies amongst a group of monkey puzzle trees.

 The way down from Hertgest Ridge into Kington was uncomfortable and lengthy, but a night in a super B and B, De Lacey House and a meal at a crummy pub made everything OK!!

1 comment:

  1. Anna, Hay is one of my absolutely favourite places but you've made me ashamed that I always arrive there by car! I cannot imagine how fit you must be to walk 15 miles a day. I take my hat off to you both.


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