Sunday, 25 November 2007

Axbridge and Cheddar Reservoir (again)

Looking across Cheddar Reservoir to Crook Peak

We had hoped to go out for a walk yesterday, but it was cold and wet. Today however dawned bright and dry. This walk starts in the centre of Axbridge [see photos from the last time we did it], touches the edge of Cheddar Reservoir and then follows the route of the former Cheddar Valley railway, the Strawberry Line, for a while. It then completes a wider circle through lanes and along the waterways of the Somerset levels. All along there are lovely views of the Mendips, especially Crook Peak, which we walked a couple of weeks earlier. 5 miles in all.

The former Strawberry Valley line

Rating: three and half stars.

From: Pathfinder Guides No 21 – Somerset, Wiltshire and the Mendips (Jarrold).


The highlight was a grey heron standing by the edge of a rhine (waterway). We also enjoyed a willow with a distinctly Mohican look (the ubiquitous Crook Peak is again in the background).

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