Walking 1004.9 miles from John O'Groats to Lands end in aid of Accommodation Concern! (starts august 3rd 2014)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Day-41 following Monty

My wild camp was noisy this morning articulated lorries were thundering west towards Welshpool, at least that meant I got moving early, into the warm misty morning along the Montgomery canal I'm into town quickly and Tesco for provisions, while shopping I was given a donation for the charity, good to think I'm not just seen as the smelly hobo that I currently am! Authentic that's me!
The canal path I'm following also doubles up as the Severn Valley way so some of you will know it well!
Belan passes by as though it's moving not me! Level walking on canals is done almost in a trance these days! Though spotting red deer on the western bank caught my attention!
Berriew is past in a similar manner except where the road has built into the canal completely blocking it! My canal trance takes me to Abermule where I cross the iron bridge in the pic, a quick pint and enough provisions for tonight and my road heads into the strange but pleasantly bumpy land to Kerry, I say strange as at first glance it looks like hard work but the road I'm on threads levely along steep sided valleys, no effort required until I head uphill to the village of llanmerewig and in sunshine wander the hills to Kerry (Ceri).
Into the village post office I get another stamp for the end to end club form and get chatting to the proprietor also an avid walker, who kindly supplies free Mars bars!
Out the village and a long hard end of day drag takes me up to Kerry Pole the highest point on the kerry Ridgeway and into the woods for tonight's pitch.

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