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Our weekend in Somerset

This weekend we celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary in Somerset. It was just me, Scott and our dog Poppy and it was lovely.

We stayed at a dog friendly B&B called Westbury Cross House which is run by such a lovely couple. We were welcomed by tea and cake and homemade cookies in our room.

Breakfasts were delicious but I have to say the pancakes beat me!

Our main reason for the visit was to see Cheddar Gorge and it didn’t disappoint. We had a ticket which enabled us to visit two different caves, a museum and to take a cliff top walk.

Goughs cave was spectacular. We listened to the audio guides as we went round but it was nice that you could listen at your own pace and take time to process all the information, which was so interesting. The main cavern took one man 8 years to dig into! There are also 80 bats living in there but thankfully we didn’t see them! They are also making Cheddar cheese in these caves which is the only cheddar cheese still made this way!

After the caves we took a walk up Jacobs ladder, I’m not going to lie it was a good workout for the legs but I was pleased just to get to the top without stopping once, we will ignore the fact that Scott ran the 2nd half of it! πŸ˜„

The views of the gorge from up here were amazing and it was well worth the climb.

The edge of the cliff made me very nervous and I was pleased to get back down, it seems we have a fearless dog who thinks she is a mountain goat and is quite happy sniffing away while hanging over the edge!

The 2nd cave was Dreamhunters, it is a video tour which is projected onto the walls of the cave and leads you from one cave to another telling the story of our ancestors that lived in the caves. It was almost 4D with water falling from the roof during one part and wind blowing at us in another.

The best part was the loud noise of rocks falling above our heads when we entered another cave and a massive projection of a bear breaking into the cave above!

During our stay we also visited Wells which is the smallest city in England. It was lovely to walk around and we stopped for drinks looking out at the cathedral.

This little gem was in the village we were staying in! Yay for community libraries!

We ate and drank a lot of yummy things during our stay and to say I’m ready to start eating well and working out again would be very accurate!

Above is in the Cheddar cheese shop! After all you can’t visit Cheddar and not buy Cheddar cheese!

Now we are on our way home and are ready to see our little T again!

I hope you have all had a great weekend,

Thanks for reading

Lou x

9 thoughts on “Our weekend in Somerset

  1. I could live off cheese! I’ve always wanted to go to Somerset because Ian Botham used to play cricket for them and I’m a big fan of his. Weather looked great. It’s raining here again. I take it you will be hitting the kettlebells soon then? 😊

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    1. You would have loved that cheese shop then! I could have spent a fortune! It’s a really picturesque place to visit if you ever get a chance one day. Oh yes, tomorrow I’ll be back on the training wagon with a load of meal prep to get tonight! πŸ˜„ This is the way to do it though, I’m more than happy to start eating well and limiting alcohol after this weekend 🀣

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  2. It looks like you had a wonderful time. We visited Cheddar over 30 years ago, and I still have the plate that I bought there, which had three different types of cheddart cheese on. The cheese, of course, is long gone!
    Lots of delicious looking food & drink too! Back on the healthy eating kick again for you.

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    1. It was a great place to go! Ah times have changed and they now sell a mini cool bag with the cheese in, which of course I bought! Cheese is half way gone, and very tasty too!
      Yes so many treats and such a fun weekend, really need to get back in the groove now! I hope you are well x

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