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Offa’s Dyke – Day 7

It was August 2016 when we finally got back to the trail. We picked up where we left off last time at Pandy. Across a footbridge, over the River Honddu, then the railway line. We pass a few farms and head uphill, aiming for the TV mast. Looking across you can see Skirrid to the south. Once up on top we pass an old Iron Age hill fort and look out for the ‘acorn’ signs again as up here there are quite a few paths. We reach a trig point at 1521 feet and then continue along Hatterral Ridge until the next trig point at 1810 feet.

England is to the east and Wales to the left. Eventually we head down to Llanthony Priory at the bottom of the ridge, through the forest for a much needed shandy (and water for me). Sue picks us up at this 12th Century Norman style priory and we head down the lanes to the Skirrid Inn where dad has a lovely pint of Butty Bach and Eve tops up her sugar with J2O. I stick to water as usual. A great walk, about 6 miles, with a really big one up next!

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