Monday, February 05, 2007

Walk in the Quantocks


We had a great day out today in the Quantocks. Sarah and I are both breaking in new walking boots so we decided to head out for a longish walk. Given the beautiful weather we headed down to the Quantocks for the day. Using a little walking guide that we picked up in the Bath Christmas market a couple of years ago we decided to head to the Western end of the hills.

Last year I headed to the Quantocks with Cass for a day mountain biking but we started and finished in the Eastern end. This time we started from a beautiful little village called Bicknoller. We headed up one of the Coombes, traversed the the ridgeline for a few kilometres and then dropped back down Bicknoller Coombe. It was so nice to be out walking again. I love being out on the bike but it is nice to head out for a long walk every now and then. We have resolved to do it more often. Next time the Brecons?

2 comments:

Kitchen Witch said...

The area around the Quantocks is really gorgeous, isn't it? Am I right in thinking that Dunster is somewhere around there...? Great views, and a nice garden for a quick stooge around.

Simon said...

Dunster is very close at the eastern end of Exmoor (we spent a weekend there last year...great little bistro in the village). Porlock's lovely too. There's a little road that goes up an impossibly steep hill (especially if you're on a bike)and it passes through an enchanted little valley. We were there in spring and it seemed like a hobbit may jump out at any moment.

Anyhoo...must be starting to hallucinate...and you're back in the room...