JJ walks to the re-scheduled Bristol show at St George’s.
Leaving home on Sunday morning 18th May, John and his friend Colin will walk the Offa’s Dyke Path all the way down to Chepstow and across the Severn Bridge in time [he promises] for Oysterband’s gig at Bristol, St George’s.
There will be no gigs / music on this leg [that is saved for Devon] but should you wish to join them on the walk or just for a pint in the evening the itinerary is as follows:
Day 1, Sunday 18th May – Leave Leave Titley 0930 …walk to Kington , then follow OFDP over Hergest Ridge to Gladestry and the on to Hay-on-Wye [17 miles]. Finish Kilvert’s Inn.
Day 2, Monday 19th May – leave Hay 9am. Walk up to Hay Bluff and walk the ridge with great views over Golden Valley…descend to Llanthony Priory lunchtime. Back on ridge and walk to Pandy. Steep climb and high level walking [18 miles]. Finish Park Hotel.
Day 3, Tuesday 20th May – Leave Pandy 0930 on OFDP. low level walking with White Castle the highlight. Mixed pasture/woodland landscape… arrive through arched gateway into Monmouth [16 miles]. Finish, Queen’s Head Hotel.
Day 4, Wednesday 21st May – start 0830. Steep path out of Monmouth then walk along ridge, crossing Wye with beautiful views of Tintern Abbey. Down to Chepstow Castle to complete path at Sedbury cliffs… then across the old Severn Bridge…high winds permitting..to the old Services.. and on into Bristol. Finish.. St George’s Church , Bristol
Oysterband play Bollington Festival, Cheshire [23rd May] and Bearded Theory [24th May] – then JJ and the Ramblers begin walking and gigging again on Sunday 25th on Exmoor – do join us..