Day 6 Offa’s Dyke Walk. Welshpool to Montgomery

A surprising day, only 3 of us walked today. 

Dave will provide details of his day separately. 

We walked a few kilometers along the canal to rejoin Offa’s Dyke. Then immediately up-hill for a couple of hours. But after was pleasantly contouring and gradually downhill. 

At the top we met a Dutch family living locally who were there to watch the the Welshpool Airshow. They had already stolen our picnic table but they were very informative about the show – so we forgave them. 

As we continued our walk we were treated to a fantastic display by the Red Arrows and a Spitfire. But the “piece de resistance” was the personal fly by we had from the Vulcan bomber (our last and only) which – as Vic waved his hat – turned directly over our heads and applied his after-burners to return to the airshow. 

Almost there we had to take a small detour direct to Montgommery. However the path was poorly defined and went through a field of nettles. So we detoured through a field of peas eventually finding an alternative path to civillization.

Every one we met today was pleased to tell us what a tough walk we had in store for tommorow. Anyway a good meal in The Dragon Hotel, an early night and we are up for the 16 miler tomorrow. 

Good night from Chris.