LONG walk today up Cheddar Gorge we totally earned our treats today.
If you've not been then it's definitely worth a visit. Also there's a doggy bakery there too which you must pop in for some snacks. 😋
Thanks to @nationaltrust we didn't have to pay anything to get up the cliffs.
An afternoon away from the farm today took us to Barley Wood walled garden and the Ethicurean Restaurant at Wrington. The flowers were beautiful and full of bees and butterflies. The restaurant uses a lot of its own grown vegetables from the kitchen garden.
Enjoy a cheesy getaway to the West Country, discover the smallest city in the UK, Wells - only a short distance from Bristol and awarded the most scenic drive in Britain. Indulge in an opportunity to discover the stunning prehistoric Cheddar Gorge and Gough's caves, and of course, learn about and taste some famous Cheddar at traditional cheese-makers.
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Day 227: Sheffield
Not my usual kind of post here, but one of my more important lessons for myself from #365DaysOfAdventure this year.
I usually try and steer well clear of any conversation about #fitness or weight on the basis that yes, I lucked out in the gene pool and have always been of the #athletic , tall variety of human. I grew up in an active George HQ family who eat healthily and #exercise regularly. And the #running group I trained with always encouraged all us young #athletes to be healthy and happy rather than fixate on diet or overtraining for better race results. So I’ve lucked out hugely in the nurture side too. My parents rock and I’m forever grateful for this.
I’ve always been fairly chilled about #bodyimage , give or take a few years as a lanky teenager learning my new spatial parameters as I repeatedly tripped over my own feet and rapidly outgrew numerous pairs of school trousers.
So it’s always just been okay. But not today. Today I was tired, I’ve had a lot going on in the last few weeks and am guilty of not having rested enough after #India . I love to climb and went down to the wall today and ended up feeling totally crap about myself. I felt heavy and slow compared to all the people around me. I felt more awkward and clumsy than that teenage version of myself. It’s the first #adventure this year I can honestly say that I have hated.
I know I’ve let my fitness levels drop a bit this year after @racetothestones, @swimserpentine and the @wiggle_sport#CheddarGorge 100 last year. It’s partly because of work (I do a lot of sitting around in my car checkpointing groups) and partly because I’ve struggled to get into a #training routine living away from home all the time. And I’ve been okay with that up until today. I’ve been focussing on building my freelance work and resting after a stressful time in a teaching career. Today though, all of this just seemed like a load of lame excuses. Suddenly I was in an environment where I felt directly compared to those around me. And trust me, it really, REALLY sucked.
Some say fresher uni students pretend not to miss this view once they fuck off up north to some grey concrete shithole city come September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cheddar Gorge visit today, drive through Axminster, now that’s a strange little place! and only a quick stop off at Cheddar, made it just in time for ice cream before all the shops shut. A nice stroll, such a shame that places are shutting down, don’t think even the sweet making kitchens have survived. It would be so sad to see it all go to ruin, the local council need to look at what they can do to generate the area.
Anyways kids had a good time and Cooper had time to strike a pose 🤩
Bloomfield is ideally situated to use as a base for visiting many fabulous places in the beautiful County of Dorset.
Bloomfield is a family run site and as a family we have visited many fantastic places over the last few weeks including Gold Hill (Hovis Hill) in Shaftesbury, Longleat Safari Park, Cheddar Gorge and The Jurassic Coast including Portland and Ringstead Bay....all amazing places!
For a day of activities we took part in the Mud Trail near Corfe Castle, hired Kayaks from Wareham Boat Hire and went fly fishing at Fordingbridge......all highly recommend.
We have also enjoyed fabulous food from the Saxon Inn and Baker Arms in Child Okeford (15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from Bloomfield) and the Pilgrim Fryer Fish and Chip Van that visits Child Okeford every Thursday.
👊🏻 THIS SATURDAY 👊🏻 Our first ever Ballistic car meet!
We are hoping for good weather, and a good turnout.. so whatever you drive.. stop by and show off your pride and joy!
The meet will start at 6PM, and we will be setting up in one of the larger parking lay-by’s in the gorge. **PLEASE NOTE** - Cheddar is prone to heavy police presence due to these types of events, so please be mindful that it is still a family neighbourhood and fines/penalties are often handed out to anyone driving dangerously, or behaving in an anti-social manner.
We do not condone dangerous driving during our public meets, and we would like to give our name a positive image - Please respect the law!
Looking forward to seeing you all! - Dan & Rob. #ballistic#ballisticuk#goballistic .
Are you planning to bring the car to enable you and yours to sample the array of wonderful flavours at @cheddarfoodfest on Sunday 8th September? A few ideas to help you find somewhere to park..... • Drive up the gorge a little way to find 350 spaces.
• Cliff Street 129 space car park is very close to the event.
• 10-15 minutes walk away you’ll find 64 spaces at Church Street car park.
More parking can be found off The Lippiatt (follow “P up hill” signs as you enter The Cliffs). All roads adjacent to the event are yellow-lined but street parking is to be found around the village if you don’t mind a bit of a walk. 🏃🏻♂️ Wherever you park please do so considerately then just put postcode BS27 3QA into your phone to find @cheddarfoodfest 👍
One of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks - 137m tall limestone gorge, and the home to cheddar cheese! 🧀 ~ Featuring traditional miserable weather ~ #visitengland
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What do you think, countryside or coastal sunset - which do you prefer? #Repost@ljb_snaps ・・・
The winding roads of Cheddar Gorge will have you in awe as you journey through the many years of history between amazing picturesque rock faces. The gorge has been named as the second greatest natural wonder in Britain and it attracts around 500,000 visitors per year.
It also looks even better with a surprise sunset gazing over it.
Super chuffed to have sent my project yesterday in the Cheddar Gorge! I first tried ‘Playboys’ (7b+) two days earlier, gave it a couple of goes but found it pretty nails, and really didn’t expect to send anytime soon. To be fair, it was pretty exciting to have a project again. Two days later it went on the second go. Did not expect it at all! Can’t describe how awesome it feels to be on rock again, after pretty much 2 years of climbing mainly indoors. And now, off to France, psyche is high!
Cheers for the 📷 and belay @stefano.debbo and for constant psyche and recommendations @anotherdayattheoffice .
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Would you look down? 😮
This weekend I visited the beautiful Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, with @outdoorbloggersuk. A group of lovely like-minded individuals with a passion for nature, walking and getting outside 😍
Cheddar Gorge is the largest gorge in the UK, carved out by melt water floods over 1.2 million years ago! It's 137m/449ft deep and as you can imagine, has amazing views! .
I couldn't resist taking a peek over the edge. Sat on my bum, of course, as you know I don't trust myself standing on edges!!
⚠️If you're going to visit then please take care. Seriously, it's a long way down. I was sat on a wider section but there were narrow ones that looked scary. Also I'd recommend no selfies standing close to the edge. Safety first. ⚠️
📷 @cristian.ciocau . #outdoorbloggers#outdoorbloggersuk#cheddargorge#visitsomerset#visituk#outdoorwoman#mendips#outdoorbloggersweekend#cheddar#dontlookdown