As a newcomer to the UK, a country walk seemed like an ideal way to explore the English countryside. Fortunately, in November 2011, my husband and I were invited to join a group of ramblers who did all the planning for us. We were happy to be along for the ride, er, walk.
In England, one has the right to traverse another’s land under certain conditions. I’m not sure what those conditions are, but our group walked right through the middle of someone’s farm. Among other things, we saw horses,
We ended our trek at The Half Way House pub. Just in time, too, because I’d worked up a hearty appetite. After reviewing the menu, I knew I had to have the baguette with brie, cranberry, and bacon (a.k.a. rasher or back bacon, not to be confused with American bacon, which is called “streaky bacon” in the UK). Think fancy and amazingly delicious ham and cheese sandwich. I’d never even heard of this kind of sandwich in the US, but it seems pretty common here and for good reason, I think. It is superb! The Half Way House did it right, pairing the sandwich with crispy and tender chips (French fries) and a lightly dressed salad. I sigh at the memories. (The walk was pretty memorable, too.)