Mileaters and the Blustery Day

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Six intrepid souls turned out, some in their best Fastnet gear, to brave the weather after the rain had put paid to our attempts at a walk 2 days earlier. The outlook was not good, and even our usual canine friends had deserted us for a dry day in front of the fire.

Well, we did the walk and I think we managed to convince ourselves that we were glad to have got out in the fresh air; however, drizzle, low cloud and a keen breeze put paid to any chance of views on our 5 mile circuit from Tibbs Hollow (above Frampton), taking in the hamlets of Cruxton, Notton and Southover in the Upper Frome Valley, but a delightful spot beside the river was found for our break, at the largest picnic table you could imagine; social distancing would not have been a problem with 3 times our number. (see picture)

It was not a day for lingering long so after crossing the old water meadows and Southover mill stream, a final climb returned us to our cars and home for a warming cuppa.

Nick Priddle