Walking 1004.9 miles from John O'Groats to Lands end in aid of Accommodation Concern! (starts august 3rd 2014)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Day-50 no longer on the level!

As often happens the transition from rest day to walking again can be difficult. Today's start was a bit like reviving the dead! A lateish start and body and mind not wanting to do as required didn't help, it was a bit like jump starting a car uphill but start I eventually did.
Uphill in the smilie was accurate as shortly after leaving the site I'm heading up into the Quantock hills a high range that quickly puts the levels behind you, very quickly in my case as my route is straight up and over. At the top I'm surprised at finding highland cattle, always pleasant beasties!
Down into Crowcombe then under the west Somerset railway where steam and diesel locomotives were shuttling tourists back and forth.
Following the track for a bit then heading into Stogumber (love these names!) In time for dinner at the pub, a very nice streak and kidney pudding.
With the hills rising around me on this balmy but grey day I pass through the village of Monksilver before a rollercoaster of hills through Huish Berton where i find the Austin six in the picture. Then up and down the route brings me to Roadwater where I stock up with provisions before passing the still to open valiant soldier pub and following the Coleridge way into the woods, where as I lay in my tent writing this the owls seem to be harassing pheasants... Noisy sods!!!

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog. I had to laugh as when I passed the valiant soldier on my north last year, it was ... Waiting to open as well! Good luck on you final leg. Grant