Monmouth & Redbrook - With Pub Lunch!
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The market town of Monmouth is located in the Wye Valley at the mouth of the River Monnow. The morning follows the River Wye from Monmouth to Redbrook where we'll stop at the Boat Inn for lunch (Don't forget to bring your wallet as I don't plan on buying your lunch for you). To help you digest your lunch there is then quite a long climb from the Wye up to the Offa's Dyke path which we'll follow to Kymin where not only can you expect a Naval memorial and an 18th century banqueting house (unfortunately currently closed) but also spectacular views in all directions including as far as the Brecon Beacons and the Malverns if the weather is clear.
Dogs will be welcome on the walk but will need to be kept under control (and you would need to sit outside for lunch!)
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. If the weather has been good then you may get away with good quality trainers but walking boots/shoes are recommended.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Snacks and Plenty to drink are advised, and of course your wallet to buy lunch at the pub