Mendip Challenge 2018: 30 Miles Again!

Sunday 3rd June 2018

For the fifth year running, I had signed up for Weston Hospicecare’s Mendip Challenge event. I read that over nine-hundred people took part this year, walking anywhere between five and thirty-miles on the day. I was set for yet another thirty-miler and hopped on to one of the four coaches laid out for our early start.

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Wells to Ebbor Gorge – March 2018

Sunday 11th March 2018

One week earlier, the south-west of England had suffered its heaviest dosage of snowfall for a good number of years (dubbed: ‘The Beast from the East’). Portions of the M5 motorway were, closed as many counties slowed to a standstill.

Worst of all, this walk was cancelled and immediately postponed for seven-days. But when the time came, the weather was greatly improved.

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East Mendip Way: Cranmore Tower to Frome

Saturday 6th January 2018

My first walk of 2018 would be a positive effort towards completing the East Mendip Way – one of the goals I set out in my ideas for the year ahead.

Having plotted a large circular route, I decided to park in Nunney, which is reasonably close to the midway point of my walk and offers ample free parking near the castle.

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East Mendip Way: Croscombe to Cranmore Tower

Follow my walk along the first half half of the East Mendip Way; starting in Croscombe, joining the trail near Wells and passing through Shepton Mallet to reach Cranmore Tower. I’m aiming to walk the second half towards Frome quite soon.

Saturday 14th October 2017

I’ve walked the full-distance of the West Mendip Way several times now. But I never venture in the other direction to follow the East Mendip Way.

This is the first of two walks where I attempt to complete the nineteen-mile trail, which crosses Somerset from Wells to Frome.

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