Enjoying the view from Panpunton Hill

Published 7 April 2024

A single tree on top of a hill, and a small stable block
Stables and a tree on Panpunton Hill.

If you’ve read the two parts about my seventh day on the Offa’s Dyke Path (and if you haven’t, here’s part one, and here’s part two) you’ll probably get the impression that it was hard work.

Very hard work.

Exhausting even.

Months later I was re-reading what I’d written, and crikes did I feel knackered just thinking about it. It was a very hard day, not helped by the fact I had a rucksack with all my camping gear in it. I wasn’t used to the extra weight, it was a rather difficult day anyway, and I had to walk far longer than I would have liked.

In short, there’s a reason why I have more than a few negative memories about it all.

Yet, the views on that day were stunning. The weather was amazing. The scenery fantastic. When it came to finding photographs to illustrate them all, I had a really hard time choosing. I could have used them all.

And looking at them, I remember being in awe at the views most of the day. It was wonderful.

Difficult yes. Amazing, also yes. And I need to make sure I remember not just the bad, but the good too!

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