Friday, 3 July 2015

Banwell Bash 27

Worked a bit yesterday so taking it a bit easier today.  Heading south to the 'flatlands' before heading back over a small section of the Mendip Hills.  Another glorious day regarding the weather, so Carpe Diem as they say.

Banwell Castle

Built in 1847, this is not actually a castle at all. It is a Victorian gothic revival building and has had numerous owners in its time.  The photo shows the gatehouse to the property which is now a hotel and restaurant. During the war it housed the RAF 955 squadron, a barrage balloon unit. The gatehouse at that time was a Royal Observer Corps post, ideally placed as it is on top of a hill. A peacock came wandering out whilst I was there but the blighter would not stand still and pose.

Church of St Andrew Banwell

This 15th century church, just off the main street, is a grade 1 listed building.  The 100 foot high tower has ten bells which must please the locals on a Sunday morning!

27 plus miles today which just meets this weeks target. 

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