By Jango

Travels By Jango, Rhino and Helios tandem

Day 9: Exmoor to Durston

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The day started warm but misty so coats were needed for the first hour or so. We border-hopped between Devon and Somerset as we cycled across Exmoor along rolling roads for 15 kilometres with beautiful scenery all around. We did see a few Exmoor ponies. We then descended a very steep hill into Dulverton, where there were three tea shops but nowhere to park the bikes easily so we decided it was too early for a stop.
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We carried on along rolling hills for most of the time but did have to push up one steep climb. We had a bun stop in a nice little bus shelter at Petton and shortly afterwards crossed the border into Somerset for the last time. Then we had a long steady uphill climb of around 100 metres over a distance of about 2 kilometres. After pedalling up that climb we were ready to share a Somerset cream tea at The Courthouse tearoom in Wiveliscombe. It was a fascinating tea room in part of a large fabric shop. There were lots of chandeliers in the room.
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The last part of today was along the Bridgewater and Taunton canal, which we joined at Firepool lock in Taunton itself. A few kilometres later we arrived at Hascolls Farm, an attractive farmhouse just off the route in Durston, having ridden 69 kilometres today.
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