6. Diwrnod Gorffwys; Rest Day

6. Diwrnod Gorffwys; Rest Day

My first rest day of #WalkingWales feels strange. I feel that I should be walking and am even missing the weight of my rucksack, though ask me whether I still feel like that by Friday!

I’m in Chepstow (Cas-Gwent) with my feet up (not really). This town marks the end/start of both the Wales Coast Path and Offa’s Dyke Path. It feels fitting to have a rest stop here therefore.

It was dark when I arrived last night so I have spent most of the day just walking about the town, in particular the area around the Old Wye Bridge. It’s an important place for both the ODP and WCP.

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Nearby there are several stone and mosaic monuments marking both paths.

 

One of the coolest things about the Offa’s Dyke Path is their Hall of Fame, which is what you’re inaugurated into if you walk the entire route. I have my ODP Completion Card at the ready, and got it stamped at the nearby Boat Inn earlier on.

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As of tomorrow, I will be following these acorn waymarks for the next 177 miles between Chepstow and Prestatyn. I can’t wait.

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