JOGLE Day 45 15/06/17 Kington – Hay-on-Wye 15 miles

Sorry, still no phone and not risking the iPad in the rain so no photos again today. I had the pleasure of Chris Robinson walking with me again today after our adventures on the Pennine Way. We had expected good weather so were very surprised to have to don the waterproofs as a rain shower struck just as we were setting off. We found our way out of Kington and onto ODP for the gradual climb up a lane then on wide grassy path up and over Hergest Ridge. Some fine views and a bit blustery but the weather was improving so when we got to the hamlet of Gladestry off came the waterproof for the next section up and over another hill to Newchurch but not before being told by a farmer that we were lost because we were about 50 yards from the official path!

We climbed up out of Newchurch around Little Mountain and stopped for lunch, called the girls to let them know we would be arriving early in Hay and then followed the path mainly downhill through woods (a Dingle) fields and lanes finally reaching the river Wye and another mile or so to the campsite. Today the girls arrived just ahead of us – we have Wifi so I’ve caught up on the blog but it’s quite windy – should be interesting as we go over the Black Mountains Hatterrall Ridge tomorrow.