The handicapper struck this moning! Mass was transferred from Shiel's pack to mine. It's getting to feel like I'm carrying a camping pack. However, as a result our progress improved significantly and we reached Llangattock by 4 pm. Had we not booked in at the priory I think we could have reached Pandy.
The day was mainly sunny or overcast, ideal walkig weather and our path was through typically English and Welsh farmland. A very pleasant day with extensive views to the hills. A nice change from the forest walking of the previous days.
We didn't stop at White Castle, which I now regret, as it seemed a large castle with mostly intact outer walls. However, it is not clearly visible from the path, especially on the eastern side.
There was a short sharp shower just after we left White Castle but we were fortunate to be able to shelter under a big oak tree, one of the few large trees providing cover in the area.
We arrived a little early for our b&b at Llangattock so we popped into the old church, St. Cadoc's. A beautiful old building where murals have recently been discovered under layers of plaster on the old walls. One painting of St. George, may possibly date from the 13th centuary.
There is a short but very steep climb, just before the Priory B&B in Llangattock, which the owner wisely forgot to mention when giving me loacation advice over the phone. It does however result in a marvellous view over the local farmland from your bedroom window.
We ate in the Hunter's Moon, a 13th centuary pub, only about 100m from our B&B. Although not shown on our Offa's Dyke accommodation list, the Hunter's Moon does provide accommodation.