I think some day I want to be the writer or photographer behind one of the “50 best walks in the UK” or “Britain’s Greatest Rambles” -type books I keep seeing. I’ve already talked about how much I love the British walking spirit. I’m actually disappointed in myself for how little walking I’ve done since arriving at Brook Farm, but a few weeks ago Dave and I joined our cousin Jonathan and a Kington walking group for a lovely, foggy walk around the village of Kington, in Herefordshire, and then a jaunt across Hergest Ridge Common. As per usual with Jonathan, what was intended to be a 90-minute walk turned into a four and a half hour trek. But the fog burned off while we were on the ridge, and we got some gorgeous views of Herefordshire and Wales, as well as an up-close encounter with some wild horses.
Jonathan’s neighbor, Blunders, accompanied by his dog Buster, leads the Kington walking club each week.
Crossing into Hergest Croft Gardens
There were nearly as many dogs as people in our group, and this little one was ready for adventure.
Jonathan always gives me a silly face.
Blunders mans the gate.
There are leaves on my boots
Bye for now!
We have arrived on Hergest Ridge Common
That’s Wales over there
What Jonathan calls the “monkey puzzle trees”
More gorgeous views from the ridge
These lovelies were the highlight of my walk
This one walked right up to my face
Sheep and scenery
Men bonding with nature
The sun finally started to burn through the fog
I asked Dave and Jonathan to stand there so I could fix my settings for Jonathan to take a photo. They got carried away.
Hey, proof I was there too!
We found dinner while we were out.
Andddd more sheep. One day they won’t interest me anymore.
Four hours in…