Ride 56 (walk and lead): What goes Up, Must come Down

Tuesday, 4th August, Halberton to Cadeleigh, 11 miles

I mean hills!  Jo and I did a recce of our route yesterday so I know where we are going today.  I also know how long the climbs are going to be.

No mistaking we are in real Devonshire countryside now.  Long houses and barns,

Meeting the locals,

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unfortunate road-kill

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Navigating our way around roadworks (a perpetual hazard),

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Some unwelcoming signage.

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And quirky house names,

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All in a normal days work for us.  Today, however, there is a watery theme.  Having left the canal behind us,

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We cross the River Exe at the busy intersection on the road at Bickleigh, (I’ve stopped at this pub before….who hasn’t?)

before following the River Dart and a long steep climb towards our next destination near Cadeleigh.  Going through the village of Cadleigh, a woman stops us and empties her purse of small change to give to us, offering us a cup of tea which I gratefully decline saying we are nearly at our destination.

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