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.

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Day 4: Hay-on-wye

0 miles. Laundry and a relaxing day strolling Hay-on-Wye. We had separate rooms, which means Shari didn’t have to listen to my snoring and I didn’t get jabbed and told to roll over.

We had a leisurely breakfast with a Canadian couple who were biking, in reverse, a route very similar to ours. They too were traveling independently, something which is apparently a bit unusual here. A discussion about Marmite came up, and of course Shari just had to try the stuff no matter how we tried to convince her otherwise. By the time she got round to openingĀ  Continue reading “Day 4: Hay-on-wye”

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