Day 6: Kington to Knighton

16.3 miles, and the end of Leg 1. I find it hard to believe we walked that far yesterday, but that’s what the GPS says. For most of the day we slogged over hill and dale, through acres and miles of sheep shit, in a warm, breezy rain. In terms of elevation gain and time spent on pavement it was one of our easier days. Very pastoral around these parts, with great emphasis on pasture, full of sheep and cows. I’m not sure I’ve ever hiked through so many piles of dung, all of it wet and clingy because of the weather.

Arrived Knighton early enough to post no longer needed stuff like maps, guidebooks, too thin socks, etc. Our bags should now each be almost a pound lighter! Also had time to visit the Offa’s Dyke visitor center, as well as the public library for some catching up on email and scouting for lodging on our next leg.

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