Friday, 3 October 2014

3rd October 2014 Lympsham Loop

Another nice afternoon, warm and sunny. Somebody tell Mother Nature that it is autumn.  Going exploring today, checking out a bridle path I noticed on the other side of Uphill. Not sure what the track will be like so best use the mountain bike.

River Axe sluice gate

Going to Lympsham via the A370 and a mile or two outside of Weston the River Axe marks the county boundary between North Somerset and Somerset at Bleadon Bridge. There are some large sluice gates here which I presume is all part of the Somerset Levels drainage system.

The Hobbs Boat

This gets 4/5 on trip advisor. This has been recommended personally so may well give it a try soon. It is attached to a Premier Inn so to a degree, has a captive audience. This is on the A370 Bridgewater Road south of Weston.

Wharf Side cafe

Turning round at Lympsham, rode back along the side roads and used a bridle path that goes over the fields to Uphill.  It is a well made up track with a few gates and stiles to negotiate but is bike friendly. Good choice to use the mountain bike though. It came out at the Uphill Marina where this little cafe sits. Had to have a cuppa and a cake, would be criminal not too.

Under the Pier

To make the mileage up a bit today, rode down the length of Weston beach and back. This gave the opportunity for an arty shot under the Grand Pier just as the tide was going out.  Some bloke dived off here last week into two feet of water. It gave the Air Ambulance something to do. Some mothers do have 'em.

A very pleasant 13 miles on the clock.

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