Inspiration - Julie Royle's Worcestershire Walks (I know its in Gloucestershire!)
Caches - 100%. There was one on the trail.
Bank Holiday, so it was bound to rain. Checked out the forecasts and its due to start at 10am, so if I set the alarm for the same time as Saturday, I should get round this 10 miler without a soaking.
The early start confuses the dog, who doesn't even attempt to hide. Even though this breaks my daughter's imposed 8 mile limit, I am lonely. So she is coming. End of.
Drive down in 42 minutes and park up by the church. Head down to the river for the first stretch of this walk and realise that I could have communted down by nicking a boat from my home town.
|Nice Stretch of the Severn - Weir|
Our first sign of danger is when we meet this fellow on a narrow stretch of the path at Ashleworth Quay.
|Probably the best barn on the route|
Then through the village. They like a lie in on their bank hols, there isn't a soul around.
|Centre of Ashleworth|
|Let the wooing commence|
We continue through the village, taking the no through road to Longridge and climbing the bank at the footpath. Great views over the vale of Gloucester and we can see the rain sweeping in like a sandstorm. Halfway up, we get the only cache of the day.
|The cache - its not always about the numbers|
|Do they do Moobs on the NHS?|
|On the lookout|
Return to the car at 10:10am and we have the rest of the day to ourselves. What else can you do on a rainy bank holiday?
I'll check the map for a closer big blue cup of joy.