After a quick tour around St Cadoc in Llangatock Lingoed and a walk across country to Pandy and over the Honddu, I begin climbing the Black Hills – Hatterall Hill in particular.
Pasture quickly turns into heather and a the transition point a 4000 year old Iron Age fortress interrupts the progress.
This is followed by a few miles along a ridge which is the border between Wales and England,
Still too early for heather and gorse to bloom but providing great views east and west, particularly west into the Brecon Beacons.
Paths down to Llanthony (another dissolved priory) and to Longtown (Herefordshire) break off from the Offa’s Dyke Path and I head east into England for an overnight stop in Longtown at a 250 year-old pub.