Saturday, 20 June 2020

A run out

Steve rang to suggest a little ride last Sunday afternoon, at first I wondered how far we could go as the weather forecast was clearly for thunderstorms and heavy rain!, however, after lunch with no sign of rain imminent, we set off. I led through Bolham and the Black cat to turn off towards Minehaed, at the round house, we turned on to the Exebridge road and passed the Anchor Inn looking quite forlorn due to the lockdown, then on to Dulverton. The town was quite quiet unlike a normal Sunday on a decent day at this time of year, but then on through the town to turn off the road just before it rises off the valley floor towards Exmoor. within a few hundred yards, we came across Marsh bridge and pulled in here for a break. Marsh bridge has a very interesting history and is well worth looking up, it was originally built in the 18th century and has undergone many changes over the years, I suppose the biggest change was when its central pillar was removed and a metal bridge was slung over.
After some 20 minutes during which Steve found that we had parked next to people he knew, we set off up past Marsh bridge cottage towards 5 ways but turned back to Molland, then past the Black Cock to take us to the B3227 and home.