Walk 161 [10.95] - Brampton Bryan, Lingen and Harley's Mountain

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Ten happy campers set off from the cuddly hedge at Brampton Bryan heading south along the minor road for a couple of miles (unusual for Mike) before we headed off into the undergrowth and our first stile.

Our first rather overgrown stile

We skirted round Birtley and Birtley Cross before heading across the fields where we stopped for coffee by a pond near to the Motte and Bailey at Lingen.

Looking across towards Harley's Mountain

The low sunlight catching the furrowed hillside

The Motte & Bailey at Lingen

The perfect spot for coffee

We joined the Herefordshre Trail and headed towards Harley's Mountain getting thoroughly muddy in the process as we climbed. The view from the footpath looking across to Lingen were quite delightful, and with the sun on our backs and blue sky all around it was the prefect weather for the walk.

Then we arrived at the summit and the north wind hit us. It was really quite chilly, and when we stopped for lunch a little while later, just about all of us were diving into our rucksacks for our hats and gloves. Meanwhile, Sue changed her wet socks!

Looking back towards Lingen

Lingen valley from Harley's Mountain
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A Chinook pilot entertained us with his low flying

The view from a chilly lunch stop

We continued our descent and turned right onto a minor road which took us past Hick"s Farm where we joined the track from 4 weeks previously as we started the gentle climb up through Pedwardine Wood and thence down through Brampton Bryan Park to our cars.

Tree felling on the Harley Estate

Coming down in to Brampton Bryan Park

Looking across towards Leintwardine from Brampton Bryan Park

Just a little under 11 miles (or as Mike termed it: 'a long 6'). Many thanks Mike for not getting us lost.


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