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CAMP FOUR ON OFFA'S DYKE | by summonedbyfells
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I bedded down here for the night close to the trig-point on the southern summit of Llanfair Hill. The Offa's Dyke Path stretching into the mists lies to the left of my tent. I had a good night's sleep which is never a problem having kept going till my GPS confirmed 25 miles walked today! Early in the morning a great storm blew in with a monsoon roar so there was no early start. In fact the storm was so bad I judged it best to sit it out and wait for improvement. This I did but it was not untill noon that I was able to get back on my way. With regular rain and an absence of drying winds when the rain is switched off my tent and kit are pretty wet and will need to be dryed out soon, I've reached the outer limits of comfort on that score.


My walk on Wednesday afternoon saw no improvement in the weather no chance to dry out so sadly I decided to call a halt to the walk on reaching Newcastle three miles to the north. The town's community center cafe was open and welcoming - the pub closed - and I was fortunate to be offerred a lift to Bishop's Castle where I got a bus to Shrewsbury and an expensive train home.


I'll be back to complete the walk asap, with 90 miles walked its about half-way done.

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Taken on April 25, 2012