JOGLE Day 53 24/06/17 Roadwater – Simonsbath 21 miles

Didn’t take many photos today, concentrating on keeping my replacement phone dry!! Left the farm at Roadwater and followed country lanes for a few miles before climbing up in farmland through the Brendon Hills. Overnight rain had made the  long grass very wet so it was a waterproof day.

After passing through the little village of Wheddon Cross I found myself finally onto Exmoor and a relatively straightforward climb up to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point around. Unfortunately the views to the north were clouded out so no sea view today.

A long wet yomp westwards followed as the rain came in and I made my way to Warren farm – almost 2 miles from Simonsbath. In between was something called the Postmans Path – without doubt one of the steepest climbs on the whole walk – and not needed for tired legs. A few deep breaths and up I went in no time at all – I must have gotten fitter!

Arriving at the Exmoor Forest Hotel Cath and I quickly decided we would wild camp on their car park rather than drive 5 miles back to the nearest camp site. Overall a good day and great to be back on the moors – maybe my favourite walking.