It was misty and damp at the start of today’s 7 mile walk from Llanthony Priory. Wisely, the walk leaders decided to abandon visiting St Martin’s church as the conditions underfoot were very poor. From the start, the 14 ramblers (including welcome visitor June)headed North to Cwm Siarpal where we turned SouthEast along the beacons way and our first cuppa. We then lunched at the grouse butts by the quarry where after refreshments, we headed North. As we continued climbing along the Offa’s dyke path the sun finally came out, accompanied by a biting wind but at least the views were worth it! At the pile of stones past the cairn, we then headed South past the Loxidge Tump where we had a last cuppa before the steep drop back to the Priory. A big thanks to Rob and Morfedd for a superb walk in challenging conditions and to all who made this walk so good.