Saturday, February 18, 2006

Walking the Wye

We hiked a 7-1/2 mile walk today around the River Wye in Herefordshire. Unfortunately we left home in brilliant sunshine but found that all the river valleys were covered in fog that would not lift. So these pictures are a little "grey". Never mind, an interesting walk that included several village churches. The Flickr set can be accessed here.

The highlight of the walk was the church at Hoarwithy. Built in the 1880s in the Italian style, the church looks somewhat out of place in misty Middle England, but it is a gem.

St. Catherine's Church, Hoarwithy

We can also report that spring is definitely on the way. Snowdrops were everywhere while daffodil buds were visible in the warmer spots facing south.