You get as far as the village of Chesterbridge as the sun sets. The village is like so many others in this part of the country. It was once an important way-station for travelers along the post road. Visitors are fewer now that the railroad moves people about in a fraction of the time, and villages like this one seem to now exist outside of the passage of time. People here live much as they did a hundred years ago or more - tending their livestock and crops, practicing trades, and so on.
Do you want to stay the night in the village, or in the wilderness?