Friday August 16 North Molton to Simonsbath

Miles walked: today 9 cumulative 248.9

Today was disappointing. Like the whole of Southern Britain, there has been heavy incessant rain. I had planned to head north-west to the west edge of Exmoor to join the MacMillan Way West. This forms part of a network of routes compiled by Macmillan Cancer Support. For a small fee you get a route guide and accommodation leaflet. The guide also includes points of interest along the way.

After a couple of miles the rain steadily increased and the mist came down over the Moor. I abandoned my plan and turned down (or rather up) the road to Simonsbath. An afternoon to relax, catch up on the blog and hope the forecast for better weather is correct.