Day 54 – Knighton to Kington

Weather: โ˜€๏ธ with a bit of haze

Feeling Today: ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜Ž yet again!

So Far: 735.60 miles, 240:45 hours

Today was a bit of a re-run of yesterday’s walk in terms of terrain, outlook and oppressive heat. There were fewer climbs though and it would have been significantly shorter if I hadn’t stupidly gone the wrong way when coming down into Kington. I made the mistake of following my nose – never a good idea really!

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Yesterday I was mainly in Shropshire and ended in Wales, but today I was walking mainly in Wales but ended in England.

Kington is a nice place tho’ I can understand it being likened to Royston Vasey (The League of Gentlemen).  The issue here isn’t that the high street is being overrun by national chains; it’s that none of the national chains have reached here. So the town has a fifties’ charm of independent and old-fashioned shops where the clog-maker’s workshop – no, really –  is still on a main street alongside various haberdashers and the sweet shop that still advertises Capstan ciggies…..  With a bit of luck the whole of the Country will be like this post-Brexit !

Definitely a good drying day; for hay, socks, shirts and pants! My B&B host, Liz, very kindly did my washing this evening. Her offer to do this was presumably an impulsive reaction to the stench as I walked in and concern for her other guests ….

It’s a small world!; staying at the same B&B is Richard from Bedford who is walking some of Offa’s Dyke south to north. He tells me Offa is buried in Bedford and, like my mother, is a Rothsay Rambler -(Richard, that is, not Offa).

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Quite a late post tonight …

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8 thoughts on “Day 54 – Knighton to Kington

  1. Has the lack of log piles on recent days pushed you to photographing interestingly shaped dead wood ? Being a City supporter you would know all about dead wood which the Spanish chainsaw will be pruning throughout the summer one assumes

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  2. Well, given the size of the snozzle it is probably like turning a supertanker once it builds up a head of steam!
    Notice the sheep and even the tractor driver are keeping their distance – your aroma obviously precedes you.
    Keep up the good work – your walk is an inspiration to us all.
    I am even now loading up on carbs to make the huge and daunting trip into my village centre.
    I may not be back for a while.

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  3. Beautiful scenes – so hot the sheep are even having a voluntary dip in the river! Can’t believe you got your B&B landlady to do your washing. You Old Charmer! Keep cool and walking!

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  4. Far from having a sense of smell, your landlady clearly has no sense of smell, poor woman.
    This weather must be tough….it is on the tube ! Keep up the good work…..your total mileage is looking mighty impressive !
    Re. wool, Bev really must stop living on the edge…..

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