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Day 5: Goring to Letcombe Regis -
Fortunately, we were a bit better in the morning and the excellent kippers helped!
I stuck plasters all over my toes and we stopped off at the chemist's for a support
bandage for Martyn's knee and some anti-
So at exactly the appointed hour, we all arrived at the West Ilsley turn off and
made our way to The Harrow where we had a lovely lunch -
Day 6: Letcome Regis to Bishopstone -
We had a leisurely breakfast in the lovely dining room feeling rather reluctant to leave such a lovely house, especially as my feet were still quite sore. But we were glad of the lift back up the hill. We had a fair bit of rain, which did detract from the views over Uffington Castle and the White Horse, the oldest of the many white horses in the area. So we just admired the horse up close rather than walking down for a complete view. There wasn't anywhere on the route for lunch, so we had a picnic with us, but it was impossible to find anywhere dry to sit. The best we could manage was a stile, where we had a hurried rest and ate our food. We struggled into our waterproof trousers, which was a good move as the rain disappeared 10 minutes later. The highlight of the day was a visit to Waylands Smithy, an old longbarrow with an interesting legend attached to it.
And descending into Bishopstone for our overnight stay, we passed a pig farm and
watched the piglets charging around. What a pretty village it is, with a big duck
pond. We found our B&B, Cheney Thatch, a lovely 400 year old cottage in pretty gardens
shared with the ducks. Our hostess, Mrs Boot, is a real character -