2nd Day Hike – Mendips 5 Dec 21

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For the 2nd Day Hike, we visited the Mendips. To spread the teams about they started at either the top or bottom of Burrington Coombe, with some teams walking clockwise and others anti-clockwise. There was plenty of climbing involved as our route included Cheddar on the other side of the Mendips which effectively meant going over the top twice! The weather was mostly good, but there was a very cold wind with the occasional short sleety shower.

Navigation proved quite tricky, with several teams overshooting a turning in the forest. This meant some teams skipped a checkpoint in order to get back to the minibus before darkness fell. I think some good lessons on staying alert were learned!

In conclusion, it was a successful and enjoyable day.