By Devil’s Pulpit

A shorter ramble today that turned into a longer one by mistake. These things just happen sometimes. Usually because we get distracted and miss a turn or two but it’s often only by getting lost that we end up in interesting places we’d might have overlooked. Such was our experience this morning. A dull day weather wise but at least we just missed the drizzle!

So we started in Tidenham, went almost down to the Wye Valley via Devil’s Pulpit and then back up through Brockweir to Hewelsfield, down towards Woolaston and the River Severn before heading back to Tidenham Chase. Much of the first part was walking on or beside Offa’s Dyke that is remarkably well preserved in this stretch.

Quite a few animals and birds along the way – notably a very friendly robin at Devil’s Pulpit- but sadly the only fallow deer I saw were nervously crossing the road on my drive home. No signs of wild boar in the woods we walked through either which is unexpected. They must have spread to this area by now.

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