Day 3: Mortenhampstead to Wells 81 miles (+4107 ft)

Yet another really hard and hot day in the saddle.

Had a steep climb out of Mortonhampstead (which is a recurring theme) and several short sharp hills towards Exeter. I have decided that there is no shame in walking up the occasional hill. I’d rather save my legs!!

We made our way up and down over the Blackdown Hills to lunch today was at The York Inn which provided much needed shade and lovely food.

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After lunch we got good at drafting along the Somerset Planes with flat straight roads which was not only great fun and quickened our average pace, but also helped us save some energy.

The afternoon brew stop was at a place called Burrow Mump which had what looked like a ruin but was in fact a never finished church.

view of burrow mump

I can’t claim to have waked to the top but wish I had as apparently you could see for miles around as this picture of the view taken by Jenny Harley shows.

view from burrow mump

We cycled along Glastonbury High Street which was as quirky as expected with numerous crystal shops. However we did get a lovely view of Glastonbury Tor on our way to the Hotel in Wells which was directly opposite the wonderful cathedral.

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