Sunday, 6 April 2008

Offa's Dyke Path (30 March)

Continuing our walking weekend in Wales on the Sunday we walked part of Offa's Dyke. This path, steep on the western (Welsh) side and less so on the eastern (English) side was built in the 8th century by King Offa - presumably to keep the then Welsh out of England. It is not on the modern frontier between the two countries but does sit only a few miles from it.

It was so much warmer and sunnier than Saturday's walk although as it was mostly through the forest the mud was certainly a new thing to contend with.

We climbed firstly up a hill through a farm - and proved just how long we'd been living in a city for as sheep were now something worthy of taking photos of.

Then it was along the dyke itself along a ridge before coming to a beautiful viewpoint over Tintern Abbey.

Then it was a long scramble down the hill before, that's right, rewarding our hard efforts with another pub lunch.

Now if only someone can get some pubs along the tracks in the Waitakeres, we may just come home...

The flooded Wye River

Paul doing his Japanese tourist impression.

View of Tintern Abbey

Amy (having already washed her feet) was pleased that the pub was used to the mud.

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