Walk 140 [9.25 miles] - Jay, Hopton Wood & Bucknell Hill

OS201 OS137 garmin

We'd planned to walk today from Knighton to Bucknell, but the weather prospects were looking so grim that Mike decided we'd do a local walk on the flat - "..not too far and mostly on the flat" he said....yeah...right!

So six of us set off from Bucknell, and we were pleased to welcome a new member Jayne into the group.

We walked across the fields through Adley Moor to Jay where we followed the road for a short distance before heading towards Heath House where we stopped for a coffee. So far we'd been lucky and the promised rain hadn't happened...yet.

Satisfied with his hedge pruning
Mike makes way for Geri to do her bit

We walked through to the main road then through the farm where we crossed the railway line and headed up into Hopton Wood.

"Well...what do you people want?"

It had started to spit with rain, but we were quite dry in the wood itself and, having emerged onto a forest track we headed downhill and stopped for lunch.

Looking towards Chapel Lawn from Bucknell Hill
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Whilst the walk only came to 5.8 miles - it seemed a lot longer - oh, and did I mention the mud? Very many thanks to Margaret and Ian for taking us round this part of Herefordshire - hitherto unexplored - perhaps next summer (assuming it isn't cancelled) we can do this one again.


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