Wednesday afternoon we made it into Chepstow, Wales on a National Express bus from Heathrow. Carrying only backpacks meant we could speed through the airport and catch the 1:10pm by the skin of our teeth. We arrived on time at 3:25 and checked into our inn. Chepstow is the town nearest the start of the path at Sedbury Cliffs, which look out over the Severn.
We tackled the first two miles of the path after demolishing a delicious cream tea. The rain had subsided and we did the 2 miles and back carrying only small bags. It gave us a sense of the trail and some spectacular views.
The path was very well marked with both the acorn signs of the National Trail routes and specific Offa’s Dyke signs.
Day 1 promises rain, but we planned a shortish day to start out. It’s lovely to be here, beautiful and green and uncrowded.