Day 3: Monmouth, Monmouthshire (88 miles / 261 total miles)

SUNDAY 21 JULY: What a difference a day makes. Much easier terrain only one big climb out of Wells. Much less wind, though still hot.  Had time to take in the sights: Wells Cathedral, The Severn Crossing and Tintern Abbey. Got to Monmouth but couldn’t find Redhill Grange B&B. Unable to follow directions offered over the phone Catherine kindly sent husband Martin to guide us in. He came with an empty Transit Van. Tempting as it was we cycled behind him. We were welcomed with chilled Elderflower cordial and a cream tea with homemade scones. I’m a cream first person. A good day.

Wells Cathedral

D3 Wells Cathedral

Tintern Abbey

D3 Tintern Abbey

Cream Tea

D3 Cream Tea

Clifton Suspension Bridge

D3 Clifton Suspension Bridge

Across the Severn into WalesD3 Across the Severn into Wales