LS22 / Somerset Levels & Mendips

106km Bristol - Wedmore - Bristol

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The Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels, just south of Bristol, offer a marked contrast in terrain.

The route skirts the Mendips from Bristol dropping down into Cheddar and leading to the Somerset Levels.

Just before Wedmore the road loops up again, and runs along the ridge looking out across the Levels to the south.

Quiet hill top roads give way to long straight droves through Fenny Castle, twisting between the Isles of Aragon, turning back towards the hills.

The steep sided Mendips are cut into by combes which provide more gentle gradients. This route favours the steep sides, up out of Westbury sub Mendip and straight onto the tops.

Navigating the top of the hills the road twists down Burrington Combe, stretching into a long twisty descent.

Cutting across the top of the hills and past the airport back to Bristol.

Don't be fooled by the profile, the route is demanding, but rewarding.

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Across the Levels.

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Past the old lead mines at Charterhouse.