I passed through Kington this morning then over Hergest Ridge where i took the photo of the Monkey trees against a typical welsh sky for today. I arrived in Hay-on-Wye mid afternoon i can now see why it is the book shop capital of the world i have never seen so many book shops before.
Not being in the right mind to look at books today i thought i would make a start at crossing Hatterrall Ridge i thought i could always camp if i didn't make it before dark. But after climbing up to Gospel Pass it became clear that i wasn't going over Hatterrall Ridge tonight the tops were in thick cloud and the wind was so strong that it was difficult to walk. I am now camped in a hollow near Gospel Pass and if the weather is still wet and windy tomorrow i will take a low level route over Gospel Pass and through the Vale of Ewyas and then rejoin the Offa's Dyke path near Pandy.