Martin Wainwright writing in guardian.co.uk,
Saturday August 30 2008
You see the need for such vigilant, observant recorders as soon as you encounter your first firmly locked gate or a heap of glutinous manure piled across the long distance footpath, the Herefordshire Trail. No offence to the county's farmers; they have an important job to do, crops to protect and animals that mustn't stray on to the Abergavenny road.
It is up to us, the visitors from towns, to learn how to navigate this beautiful but busily working landscape. When we've done so on this occasion, taking a six-mile loop from Kilpeck with its wonderfully-carved Norman church, we will raise a cup of celebratory tea to 11 women who have made such operations easier and infinitely more rewarding.