Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Easter 2014 in Cheddar - Wells

On the Saturday a few of us decided to catch the local bus from Cheddar into Wells for a wander around the Saturday market, cathedral and Bishops Palace.  It was dry and sunny but chilly so we all ended up in the new Wetherspoons for lunch! 

On arriving back at the site we had a few hours to get ready for an evening out.  I had booked us all into the local Indian restaurant (Cheddar Cottage - highly recommended!) and a great time was had by all.

The weather wasn't great on the Sunday.  It was very windy.  Mike & I were up early to head to the weekly car boot sale not far from the site but we didn't hang around too long.  We then walked into Cheddar for a lunchtime pint and to watch the football.  The afternoon was spent chilling out in Daisy, listening to the rain that had finally arrived.  That evening we had a lovely roast dinner in Cheddar and then came back to the site to catch up with the gang, before heading home on Easter Monday after a full English in the village and a short wander.  Thankfully the whole weekend was a roaring success and it looks like they all want to do it again next year!!!

We're off to St Mawes this weekend for the bank holiday so the next blog update isn't too far away!

Easter 2014 in Cheddar - Cheddar Gorge

For Easter we headed back to Cheddar Bridge, our now traditional Easter destination.  This year there were 10 of us staying on site in various outfits, from motorhomes to a static and even an Airstream!

We arrived Thursday late afternoon and after pitching up we spent the evening catching up with the others who had chosen to arrive early.

On Good Friday, before the rest of our gang arrived, we had breakfast and walked into Cheddar.  From there we followed the National Trust footpath up into the top of the Gorge.  It was really steep and seemed to go on forever but the huffing and puffing was well worth the views from the top.  We followed the path back down and came out at the top of the Gorge, where we walked back down into the village through the Gorge.  There were people everywhere, walkers, climbers, moochers - great for the local economy. 

We had lunch in the village sat outside a tearoom people watching!  That evening we had a BBQ on site with some of the gang and then drinks in Cheddar that night.