Wednesday, 13th July 2016

Walk: Hatterall Ridge Offa's Dyke path, Capel-y-Ffin-, Cwarel Y Fan, Bal-Mawr, Cwm Bwchel
Start Point: Llanthony Priory Grid Reference:  
Distance: 11.3 miles Ascent: 2,780 feet
Time: 6.25 hours
Weather: Very windy with a cold wind on the ridges
Comments: Our first ridge followed the Offa's Dyke path and provided views into England to the east and into Wales to the west. The second ridge was of more interest with an undulating path and a couple of high points. An enjoyable walk with a good final descent.

Llanthony Priory (ruin) . . .

provides an ideal parking spot . . .

and has a cafe for refreshments at the end of the walk

The Hatterall Ridge marks the border . . .

between England and Wales

Smile please!

Vale of Ewyas

The first of the two chapels . . .

in Capel-y-Ffin

Chwarel Y Fan

Bal-Mawr . . .

where Marie checks gthe onward route

and I take break!

The trig point has an interesting plaque

Heading dow to Llanthony Priory

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