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06 August 2018 @ 05:01 pm
Ridgeway Day 1  
19.5 miles (give or take) in seven and a half hours. The Ridgeway has far fewer interesting Roman Forts with attached tea rooms and the direction of travel is hugely obvious so we lost hardly any time to either sight-seeing or consulting the map. As a result our guesstimate of the time it would take us to do today's walk turned out to be over-pessimistic.

My feet were complaining slightly suspiciously at about 12 miles, so I aggressively applied compeed plasters and they seem to be fine now. So 20 miles and no blisters.

Most of the day looked like this.

Poor Hugh Frederick Grosvenor

Monument to Baron Wantage. I have already forgotten what he did and the guidebook is on the other side of the bed...

Look! Chalk Path!

This entry was originally posted at https://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/509767.html.
liadtbunny: Horsesliadtbunny on August 7th, 2018 01:52 pm (UTC)
Pretty flower! Everything else is showing the effects of the heatwave.
louisedennis: General:Walkinglouisedennis on August 11th, 2018 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, it had obviously been much drier down South than it has been in Manchester.