I left the campsite at 7.05 intent on reaching Knighton before the forecast rain arrived. The trail rises steeply from Kington to Rushock Hill via the golf course. As normal there were no signs at the course and I wasted 10 minutes trying to sort things out. Crossing Herrock Hill I went down to Ditchyeld Bridge, before climbing again to cross the ridge to the next valley and Dolly Green.
From there it was a long pull up the ridge to Hawthorn Hill and then the descent into Knighton. I reached the George and Dragon just after 2.00 p.m.