Peter and Caroline’s walk, 25 April 2014
The first half of the walk is an ascent from Ashford in the Water to the Magpie Lead Mine (the best preserved remains of any British lead mine, dating from 1740). On the ascent there are views across Ashford, the river Wye, and the Wye valley, and then walking across farm land. From the lead mine it is all downhill, through a couple of fields and then large woods of the kind Hagrid kept his spiders in, on to the river Wye and thence back to Ashford. Distance 4¼ miles, total ascent 200 metres, one stile on the way up, four on the way down.
Meet at the Ashford Arms (DE45 1B), in time to pre-order (see www.ashford-arms.co.uk/restaurant and scroll down for the lunchtime bar menu), for a prompt start at 10:00.