We stopped two thirds of the way up for a rest and watched the ponies grazing on the other side of valley. Suitably refreshed we continued on until we reached the fence line and then something which completely took me by surprise a golf green just the other side of the fence line it got me thinking I wonder what is the highest golf course in the UK and when I got home a quick Google search suggested that West Monmouthshire golf course is the highest as the 14th tee is at over 1500 ft. above sea level so I then looked up how this one compared and apparently it is actually the 3rd highest course in GB at 1230 ft. Anyway I digress and I’m not even interested in golf either.
|heading up the ridge|
|Chilling out watching the ponies|
|3rd highest Golf in GB|
We then headed up towards Haddon Hill but before hitting the top we again sat down for another rest overlooking the golfers with distant views towards The Wrekin. On the summit we picked up a very well defined track and followed this until we hit the junction with the Shropshire way and the path coming up from Carding Mill. I asked my 11 year old daughter to tell us where we were on the map and I was pleasantly surprised to see she got it spot on by following the route we came up, top marks to her. We then stopped for lunch, Megan my dog was being cheeky and stole one of my sausage sandwiches too much of a temptation I suppose.
|Megan looking pleased with herself after nabbing my sausage sandwich|
|Nearly at Pole Bank summit|
|Back down for tea & cake|