Last night I ate well at The Farndon, a newly taken over pub in the village which I would recommend to anybody passing that way. I stayed at The Greyhound which was comfortable and welcoming with a good breakfast.
Today has been a journey through almost uninhabited rural countryside. Not a single shop has been passed. This morning I walked on part of The Marches Way, another of these rarely trodden paths given undue prominence on the OS map. Long wet grass prevailed with little indication of a path on the ground. On tracks farmers seem to be using ever heavier tractors leaving tracks giving a walking surface like sheets of twisted corrugated iron. Another problem I am now wise to is the stile upright post that is often used by birds as a perching post, and as you close a hand over the top you get a nice palm full of bird muck.
This site is the most secret location I have yet encountered for a listed site. When I arrived I was directed by the farmer back up the road I had come down completing a semi circle for about three quarters of a mile, and then about three hundred yards down a grass track off the road to a pond, and a rather lumpy field. There is a wc, open air, surrounded by a sort of wooden pallisade. Not much fun if it is raining. There js nobody else here and even if someone wanted to stay they would have difficulty finding the place.
This really is wilderness country and ther are almost no camping sites indicated so I sm not sure what tomorrow will bring.
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