Our cycling holidays are a brilliant way of exploring the countryside. Not only do you get to hear the birdsong, feel the sun on your back and smell the pine and honeysuckle, you can relive the events of the past – if you know where to look. here’s some ideas, from some of the local significant historical events.
50ad – defeat and capture of Caractacus by the Romans at Coxall Knoll and the River Red lake (named because it ran red with the blood of Romans). On the Quietest Cycle Tour under the Sun or the Explorers Country House Tour
c500ad – marriage of King Arthur and queen Guinevere at Knucklas castle on the Welsh Border Cycle Tour (legend or not? there’re are lots of other Arthur connections in the welsh borderlands)
C785ad – construction of offa’s Dyke earthwork by King Offa of Mercia. Can you imagine the amount of earth shifting with early tools needed for this task? -think about it as you walk along on our Offa’s Dyke & Kerry Ridgway walking tour. Was the Dyke used for defence – or to extract tolls/ taxes from the cattle drovers from Wales