After a good dinner and convo with other walkers i was in bed and asleep by 10 pm.
The day was clear but blustery as i set off down the.path thinking that.if it stayed like this my day would be good.
Oh how wrong I was.
Soon I was walking up hill through woods and the past cows and sheep. And up it went I to the forest; how come no matter which way you go the wind is always coming at you. My legs were a little sore and no hip pain but I could tell that i was going to loose a toenail, as it just felt odd but I knew I didn't have any blisters.
I eventually came out onto a forest road and as i started down hill I checked the map and I had missed a turn back down through the woods. I backtracked about a half mile and I keep looking for a sign post which I found laying in tall grass. Down the path I went which seemed more like a groove formed from rain. I had to divert around more downed trees that were across the path. Eventually I came to a farm and walked across fields, through gates, across streams and then in another field where I had missed ANOTHER turn, in the middle of a field??!!! Again I backtracked and a half hour later found the post in a pile of field posts and a wrecked gate; my GPS said to turn left and waaaay up the hill I saw a gate (no marker at this distance) and went toward it; at the top was a marker pointing right so I did.
Back into the woods I went, and kept on walking and eventually I was on/in another farm. I had been walking for 6 hour and should almost be to Grantown but I still had 5 miles to go. According to the maps I was close to the main road that led into town and this decided to walk the road. Using the maps I followed the trail to a farm road and then to the main road. Once there I put my safety vest on as there was no shoulder and when I saw a big truck coming, I stepped into the bushes so they could pass with out being run over. Eventually I called the B&B for a pickup as it would be another hour of walking and my legs were done, my feet hurt, my hip was aching.