Today was one of the red letter days of the trip so far.
We left Pandy at 7.55 and immediately climbed 350m up onto the Hatterrall Ridge. Once there we were blessed with amazing views as we gently climbed up to the highest point at 706m.
The day was not without incident, as we met some soldiers on a navigation exercise, who were being assisted by medics on all terrain vehicles. No lifts were offered despite serious hints!! The parachutists on Hay Bluff also added some excitement to the walk, as did the ravens which accompanied us for much of the route.
From Hay Bluff the trail drops steeply to Hay mainly crossing farmland.
We arrived at Hay at 5.45 for a well-earned pint. The Seven Stars was obviously once a pub but is now solely a guest house.
Tomorrow we will go over the Hergest Ridge to Kington. The guidebook considers this possibly the best part of the entire Offa’s Dyke Trail.