This walk starts a little further north of Llanthony Priory at Gospel Pass, goes east to Hay Bluff and then heads south along the ridge before cutting back down to the valley floor, towards the sunken road from our first walk.
On this occasion, instead of heading to Llanthony, we were to turn north, through the village of Capel-y-Ffin, towards the unfortunately named Lord Herefords Knob and our starting point at Gospel Pass.
I think on this occasion you can see from the photos why these beautiful hills provided the natural protection along the Welsh/English Border. It is going to be interesting to see what the rest of this natural defensive barrier looks like, and I am looking forward to going further north. However, for those who do not know our beautiful countryside, there are three ruined Castles close to Abergavenny which form an important addition to these defensive works, and I think they will be our project to visit over the winter months. Here we will see the diversity of some of the countryside in this mysterious Principality.
I can see from going on these walks why Artists are inspired to live and work here. For me, it’s good for the soul to get back to nature and away from the stresses of modern life, if only for a few hours. When I was Roberta’s age, I spent all my free time walking and riding on Dartmoor. These wild and open spaces seem to be where I am at my happiest. I hope people enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the actual view. Thank you to Roberta for taking them; even with such a silly camera, you have managed to really capture the mood. We will
get you a better one soon!