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Su1: Offa's Dyke Path: Hay-on-Wye to Kington

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From April 14, 2019 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Duration 8 hrs
Distance 15 Miles (2,300 ft total ascent)
LeaderRichard Burden
Max No14 
Price £10.50 (inc. transport)

Bring a packed lunch.

In support of the Offa's Dyke Association 50th anniversary celebrations.

From Kington a minibus will take us to Hay-on-Wye and we begin our walk with a gentle stroll along the river valley. After a couple of miles we cross the A438 and climb to the wooded Bettws Dingle (listen out for woodpeckers drumming), we then drop down to cross the Cabalfa Brook before climbing again to be rewarded with views of Merbach Hill and the hills above the Golden Valley as we reach Cae-Higgin. The route then follows the ancient drove road known as Red Lane to the shoulder of Little Mountain, affording a great view of the Arrow Valley to our right. Descending from Little Mountain we reach the hamlet of Newchurch where tea, coffee and biscuits are usually available at St Mary’s Church (donation requested). From Newchurch the traverse of Disgwylfa Hill is one of the highlights of the day with wide open views in all directions. Descending the northern slope of Disgwylfa we reach the village of Gladestry before climbing Broken Bank to emerge onto the great whaleback that is Hergest Ridge, offering extraordinary views of the Radnor Forest in the west, Clee Hills and Malverns in the east and the scarp of the Black Mountains to the south. Passing the iconic monkey puzzle trees and crossing the C19th racecourse, we gently descend into Kington via Ridgebourne Road.

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