We had an early breakfast and left Monmouth at 8.00 having stocked up with food at Waitrose.
After crossing the Monnow Bridge, the initial ascent into King’s Wood was quite pleasant as we had shade from the trees.
After King’s Wood the trail mainly crossed fields. We picnicked at Llantilio-Crossenny before climbing up to White Castle.
The kiosk was closed so we continued to Llangattock-Lingoed and finally got some tea at the Hunter’s Moon, a fine 13th century pub. From there we made our way to Pandy and the Rising Sun Inn.
The accommodation was great as was the meal. The landlord kindly agreed to 7.00 a.m. breakfast in the morning. The Rising Sun also has a campsite and is highly recommended.