This was a hard day. It was very hot, there is very little shade on the Somerset Levels, and the route was long and boring. I have joked with several people that if I ever take on another trip it will be in Holland. Today showed me the error of my ways.
I left Bridgwater at 6.45, crossed the M5, and then made my way, via roads and virtually non existent paths, to Bradney, Bawdrip, Cossington, Gold Corner and River Brue before arriving at Blackford.
The Sexey’s Arms provided some much needed non alcoholic refreshments.
The trail finally rose up to Middle Stoughton and Brinscombe Hill before entering Cheddar via Cheddar Reservoir.
I arrived at the hostel at 4.40 to find it closed until 5.00. From then on life improved as they had a restaurant and bar.
On a nostalgic note I remembered that Lin and I had our first camping trip together in Cheddar, on another very hot weekend, in 1975.
The best thing to say about the day is that another 20 miles have been completed.