DAY 28: Hereford to Leominster (19.01m)

Rest day in Hereford - washing clothes, sleeping and an organ recital at the cathedral (I lead a rock and roll lifestyle). Mainly stopped in Hereford so I could see the Mappa Mundi - the largest medieval map still in existence.

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 The Kappa Mundi (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Kappa Mundi (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 Detail of Mappa Mundi (photo: Telegraph)

Detail of Mappa Mundi (photo: Telegraph)

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 The Chain Library, Hereford Cathedral

The Chain Library, Hereford Cathedral

An early start on a perfectly shiny May morning. I'm zig-zagging across the countryside, mainly avoiding the two A-roads which head North from Hereford.

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I stop for a rest at the village of Burghill with it's memorial to a tragic wartime accident. 

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 The airmen earlier in 1944 (photo: BBC) 

The airmen earlier in 1944 (photo: BBC) 

The walk after Burghill takes me through commercial orchards.

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Across more countryside to the village of Canon Pyon where I picked up some local strawberries for lunch. 

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A quiet road follows the contours around Burley Hill and then to my guesthouse at Leominster where I meet and chat with Louise and Ashley over cheese and wine. 

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