Today’s plan leaving Aust was to live with the heat, avoid overgrown fields and paths where possible and make sure I got plenty of water on board – and to take some photos now I have a phone to use. Unfortunately, the first 2 miles or so I had no choice but to cross some fields and was already nursing a few nettle stings before an hour had passed. After that I stuck to minor roads for a while through a couple of nice villages before some more cross country meant more difficult terrain. I passed a nice place at Kings Weston and had another motorway bridge crossing over the river Avon.
After some more overgrown lanes I came across the Downs School, very nice place with an enormous sports field to cross. One last field of cows lazing in the shade and a final short cut to Clapton and our wild camp at the Black Horse pub. Another hot day in store tomorrow but nice to have a phone again – thanks Keith for that!