DAY 25: St Briavels to Welsh Bicknor (21.53m)

A day spent in the Wye Valley crossing back and forth between England and Wales.

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I walk through large patches of ancient woodland with Yew, Lime and Whitebeam. 

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With the River Wye never far away. 

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Passing a log with coins embedded in it - perhaps a wishing tree

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It's League One play-off finals day and I'm gutted not to be at Wembley. The sun is starting to shine and I'm only twenty minutes from the youth hostel so I lay down in the field and follow the match.

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Buoyed up by the fantastic result I wander over to the last footbridge to take me across to the hostel at Welsh Bicknor. 

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I can see the hostel, it's right across the river. But the footbridge has become unstable and is closed off. So despite being a hundred metres away I have to take a 2 hour/6 mile diversion to reach it!

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 The broken bridge

The broken bridge

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