Thanks to the generosity of our hosts Marcus and Christine we were able to continue the stroll from where we left off, outside the Talbot at Knightwick.
We were told that the stone device in the forefront of the photo above was used as a fruit press. The idea being that a wooden pole went through the wheel shaped stone in order for a horse to walk around and around crushing the fruit.
We got up on to the higher ground and found a very helpful notice board which enabled us to pinpoint our position exactly.
Today we seem to have had the path to ourselves, apart from a few locals.
The Worcestershire Way is a complete delight, I had forgotten how many orchards there are here. The trees looked magnificent covered in blossom but still without leaves. The path is really well marked and only an idiot could go off course and do a completely unnecessary loop adding an extra thirty minutes to the stroll.
I was very pleased to discover that the system of fence repair common in South Shropshire, has made its way to Worcestershire. I learned this method at my grandfather’s knee and I share it freely with you here.