Walking the Offa's Dyke Path
Day Seven - 18 months later: Trial by time
Many months had passed by, but the intrepid hikers Mary, Julia, David,
and Ernest where back to finish the northern section of the 182 mile walk on
the Offa's Dyke Path through England and Wales. They picked up the trail at
Knighton in Wales where they had stopped so many months ago.
pervious article for details of their last adventure.
The Knighton clock tower
It took six hours with a one hour stop for lunch to drive from Canterbury
to Knighton. The summer weather in Canterbury was left behind and replaced
by rainy skies in Wales. They zoomed past green forests on very wet roads
until they left the highways for small country lanes. They drove through
quaint little villages and hedge lined roads where, kites and other raptors,
escorted them to their destination, the little town of Knighton.
Knighton is a small market town and community situated chiefly in Powys,
Wales, within the historic county boundaries of Radnorshire. It lies on the
River Teme and the town straddles the English-Welsh border.
They realized that they did not spend any time looking around the town at
the end of their last walk; they had been way too tired for that. So it was
nice for them to take a look around the lovely little village. They spent
their first day on the northern section of the path preparing for the next
week of walking.
The weather prediction was for rain, rain, more rain, followed by rain.
Ernest heard thunderclaps as he waited in his room on his first evening of
the walk. It turns out there is more annual rain in July in Wales than in
January. Their last adventure had them walk the southern part of the path
from Chepstow to Knighton in mid-winter. They had encountered horrible
conditions, wind, cold, mud, floods, but they had not encountered much rain.
However, it looked like their luck had change on this part of their walk on
the Offa's Dyke Path.
Join the intrepid hikers as they continue their adventure on the Offa's