Armed with a new hand-held satellite navigation tool, we set off to the Royal Forest of Dean, where we enjoyed a splendid all-day walk from Symonds Yat through the forest to Monmouth, which a return trip after lunch along the banks of River Wye. The walk crosses three counties (Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire) and two countries (England, Wales), and comes with our wholehearted recommendation.
The round-trip is 24 km all in all, inclusive of the occasional detour on account of limited signage, abundant alternative routes and lack of familiarity with the aforementioned high-tech gadget.
Check it out. The walk is now online at the superb outdooractive site: http://www.outdooractive.com/en/hiking-trail/three-counties-two-countries/103587274/
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