Exeter Pilgrimage 2012

Day 3: Chew Magna to Axbridge

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We leave Chew Magna heading to the small hills just to the west of the vast Chew Valley Lake and then onto the Ring O' Bells at Compton Martin. After this we get our first taste of some of the steeper hills on this year's route, a climb up on to the Mendip hills for most of the afternoon. At the far end of this stretch we get some stunning view of the famous Cheddar Gorge before descending down into Cheddar itself. A further couple of flat miles brings us into the very centre of Axbridge, at the Town Hall.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 3

I'm certain that the hot tap water is unnaturally scalding in Chew Magna. Isaac Leaver

Fran Gamble

Andy climbs up to get one of Doug's high arrows. Jonathan Gamble

. Billby Bell Fran Gamble

Our God Shines rings out at this prayer stop in an attempt to drive away therain John Chenery

Typically on Bruce's day it chucks it down with rain #standard Michael Gamble

kneeler in church John Chenery

Front markers leaving us a snail trail. Jonathan Gamble

A view back of Chew Valley Lake which we walked past this morning Michael Gamble

We walk past an impressive cliff called Black Rock Michael Gamble

A view down Cheddar Gorge Michael Gamble

Cheddar Gorge again Michael Gamble

And another picture with Cheddar and the Severn Estuary in the distance Michael Gamble

Listening to the.soundtrack to King Arthur made me feel like I was trekking through the hinterlands of post-Roman Britain. Isaac Leaver

A final DIY prayer stop at Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Cheddar Michael Gamble

On the final stretch into Axbridge we see lots of rainbows Michael Gamble

Michael Gamble

Our God shines worked. Stayed dry all afternoon on John Chenery

Sue says "Wow! Worth the climb: cheddar reservoir, bristol Channel beyond. Also G Tor to left and Quantocks on horizon. Vast!" Aidan Simons