Above And Beyond...

By BobsBlips

The Hiker & The Child

Yesterday evening it started raining and we wondered if we'd be able to go walking today; as it happened it was dry but very windy. We travelled to Llanthony Priory (outside Abergavenny) to walk up and along Hatherall Ridge, part of Offas Dyke footpath on The Black Mountains, and part of The Brecon Beacons National Park. It splits England and Wales.

It was quite a hike up to the top, but the effort was rewarded with stunning views over the English Countryside on one side and The Brecon Beacons on the other. There are quite a few wild horses on top of the mountain and as we walked towards some, a hiker walked along the ridge path enabling me to photograph him against a cloud.

After walking along the ridge for a mile or so we headed down an ancient trackway back to the 12th century Priory, where the hotel operates a cafe/bar in it's ancient cellar. I enjoyed a pint of local cider and Mrs BB a tea - she would have had a glass of wine if she'd known they did alcohol!

Afterwards, I walked around the Priory taking in its beauty. As I snapped a beautiful vaulted ceiling, a baby walked past making a great photo. I'm torn which is the better so added the child one as well.

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