The legendary 'Sword of Arthur' is embedded in this rock behind the Castle. Not clear why it is here although legend has it the sword was thrown into a lake near to Glastonbury which is about 20 miles away. There are a few towns in the south west of England that claim to be the home of Arthur. The bottom line is, I couldn't pull the sword out so I won't be King of England.
Near the sword in the stone, I met Daniel and his Mum who were out for a cycle ride. They gave me directions to the A38 avoiding a busy dual carriageway section and escorted me along the nearby canal and pointed me towards the River Tone and a cycle track that runs alongside it. Thanks Daniel, that was a very pretty and pleasant diversion away from the busy road.
Getting off the A38 for a time, took a diversion through the village of Thurloxton. At the centre of the village near a crossroads, spotted this telephone kiosk that has been converted into a book swap. The writing on the doors says, 'Thurloxton Book Exchange'. What a brilliant idea and a sensible use of these now redundant boxes. Funny enough, this is the second one spotted this week.
That was a good ride, clocked up 35 miles today.