A day full of interest today. 21 miles was just short of the plan but only by 1 mile. Very hot again but things did cool down a bit in the afternoon. The route today took me through The Mendips. The biggest challenge was to make sure the footpaths I was using would actually get me where I wanted to go as the whole area is criss-crossed with drainage ditches. Remember the flooding in the Somerset Levels? I crossed the River Axe at one point, famous for having its source in the Wookey Hole Caves.
After a nice meet up with Hazel for lunch we almost had our 3rd “road closed” nightmare. Fortunately, the road was closed to traffic but I was able to walk through the roadworks. Hazel’s diversion wasn’t too bad either so no more than a scare. All finished off with us staying with our friends Nigel and Bea (and dogs, Jake and Poppy).
Other things seen today: