After a few pints the night before with some friendly locals at the New Harp Inn (and a delicious free curry - cheers Adrian!) I have a bit of a lie in. The beginning of today's walk was a difficult one. I head along the footpath beside the River Wye but have to give up pretty soon when my arms and legs get covered in painful stinging nettle rashes. This is obviously not a well-trodden path and I head onto the road.
When the path becomes clearer I follow the river around to an old dismantled railway viaduct.
This is where I face my second issue of the morning: COWS. On my walk so far I have successfully overcome any fear of cows having walked through hundreds of fields of them. However this morning was different, or rather these cows were different. Usually cows just look at you with mild curiosity however these cows started following me and herding around me. I backed away pretty sharpish and retraced my steps back to the road.
Having not had much success on the riverside path I cut inland and have a much better time of it.
And I get a military plane flyover.
And meet a very friendly little pony.
And into Hereford.