26th April 2018
Weather: Cloudy start, increasing sunshine as day progressed. Cold wind on exposed tops.
A relatively easy day with panoramic views over the Hereford & Powys countryside.
The clear air when upon Rushock Hill started another day of grand panoramic views. Behind Great Malvern SEwards I can only assume was the long Cotswold escarpment. Further North – the Wrekin.
At last some “real” Offa’s Dyke ditches and mounds to walk along that continued for long enough distances to be convincing. Many sections were overgrown with trees, or, alternatively, beaten into a grassy landscape and occupied by sleeping sheep.
An easy day of 14 miles. With 30 days gone, but not yet one-third of the distance covered. I think I have some long days ahead to regain a workable average. The forecast is dire for Friday (heavy rain), so discretion being the better part of valour, I shall take another rest.
Rushock Hill looking towards Great Malvern
Attempted panorama shot
“Real Offa’s Dyke”
North to Harpton
Looking up to Herrock Hill Common
Knill/Nash/Presteigne valley. NE from Herrock Hill path. Beautiful
My favourite lunch: fruitcake sandwich
Looking NNE towards Hawthorn Hill near Dolley Green – the straight line of trees down the hill, foreground left, marks Offa’s Dyke.
These have been a feature of the last few days
Looking NW to Whitton
Just past summit of Hawthorn Hill, looking North, Offa’s Dyke just a mound of grass
contemplation at second lunch
Mature trees on Offa’s Dyke
Knighton hidden in the valley