Walking from Llanthony Priory, up to the Hatterall Ridge along the track known as the Rhiw Cwrw (Beer Track) an ancient track used by the monks of Llanthony Priory to transport casks of beer from Llanthony to Longtown on the other side of the Ridge. All I can say is they must have really liked their beer to do this. Rather them than me!
A misty drizzle of a day for a quick tramp through the woods and a good excuse to visit one of the best places in Monmouthshire to have coffee – The Filling Station in Tintern. Had the rare pleasure of bumping into friends along the way with their medley of dogs (Nicky Lee & Ruth Harper) – I think that’s a first!
It’s only the hardy types who venture out on days like this and we rarely meet anyone at all, let alone people we know.
Up the Black Hill (of book and film fame) along the Cats Back and across the ridge to Hay Bluff.
The sun shone, the snow was crisp and deep on the ridge and all was calm. It was easily the best weather conditions I’ve ever experienced up there.