Now at Wheddon Cross, no campsite around so staying at the village inn. Nice bitter “Proper Job”.
Camped last night in a field next to the R. Exe with lots of woodland all around. Awoke to a cold misty morning so lay tight for 1/2 h listening to the birds.
The Sun had burnt the mist off by 8 and I had dried the tent and packed up by shortly after 9.
Then a long climb straight out of the valley up onto Exmoor.
The lane ascended to Exmoor
There then followed glorious walking along a moorland ridge to cross Exford Common:
Then Bronze Age barrows (4500-5000 y old)
Finally up to Dunkery Beacon. At nearly 1700 feet it is the highest point of my route until the Welsh Black Mountains.
Photo taken by three women out for a walk, the first people I had met all day.
As often seems to be the case for me, having dropped down towards the valleys, the last hour was hard work. I was very glad of a shower and change of clothes.
Tomorrow is another long day, moving over to The Quantocks.