Proper summer!

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We have been so lucky with the weather these last 6 days! Since crossing the Severn estuary and turning west towards Land's End, the weather has been absolutely lovely. From the hay meadows and cow pastures of the Somerset Levels and Mendips, to the high ridges and pretty villages of the Quantocks, to the wide open spaces of Exmoor, we have had almost non-stop blue sky and hot sunshine, with the occasional welcome cool breeze. And the occasional cool, refreshing pint of local cider as well!
We have now reached the Devon coast at Barnstaple. Tomorrow we begin the South West Coastal Path along the north coast of Devon and Cornwall, the final stage of our end-to-end hike. It promises to be tough but scenic - we're looking forward to it!
Crossing the Severn road bridge
Early alarm call after sleeping out at Cadbury Camp
Hill fort near Dolebury Warren, Mendip Hills
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Hollow way near Cheddar
Huntspill River near Gold Corner, Somerset Levels
Hollow way in the Quantock Hills, Somerset
Lydeard Hill, Quantock Hills
Resting in the shade, Quantock Hills
Descent to Bicknoller, Quantock Hills
Near Nettlecombe, Somerset
Foxgloves near Wheddon Cross, Somerset
Beech tree on Exmoor
Wild camping on Exmoor

2 Responses

  1. Jim Bispham

    I have just finally got round to checking your blog, Brilliant, wonderful pictures and it was nice to see you both managed to have a look around the Shelterbox site.

    A fantastic journey, well done to you both. Jim (Milky)

  2. John Poppe

    Beautiful pictures, great weather