Driving to Cornwall from Bath UK

Driving to Cornwall from Bath UK

We sadly say goodbye to Bath, and head on our UK Road trip towards Cornwall. We don’t like Motorways, so most of the way we take back roads.  By chance, we see a sign that points toward Cheddar and so we head towards that direction.

Here the Cheddar Gorge is before us in all its magnificent glory. We wanted to go in and see how they mature the cheeses in the caves, but at about $40 a ticket, we decide to go to the Cheese Factory down the road instead. That is two pounds a ticket.

Inside Explorason has his daily dose of education.

We watch as the process of making the daily cheeses begins.

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Exploramum and Explorason – The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Factory – Making Cheese #2

He is pretty keen on learning the cheese making process.

He dashes from window to window, reading, listening and learning. We learn the cheeses weigh 20 to 25 kg here as well.

Here he watches the packaging of the cheese.  These men seem to have worked here for years – and Explorason loves to watch and learn.

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Exploramum and Explorason – The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Factory – Making Cheese #5

It is an interactive place. Butter churns are on the window ledge.  Lots to see.

We finish off by buying some lovely cheese and pickles to keep for our picnic.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Minehead

We then head on to Minehead.  This is a pretty coastal town.

After that we see Dunster.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Dunster Main Street

I wish we had more time here, but we have a long day’s drive. As we leave Dunster, we adore the old English thatched roof cottages.

Next stop is in the county of Devon.  Here is an old pub called the Hoops.

Below us is an old working well with water running through it, and so we get a bit nervous and move from this table. Well not really!  We want a window view.

So Devonshire Cream Tea is a must in Devon.  I feel so stuffed after this. The cream on the scones is so thick!

We don’t want to leave but it is after 4 p.m. and so I am sure we waddled out of there. My tummy hurt from too much rich food.

We finally arrive out of Penzance to a tiny beachside YHA and we get our dorm room for the night.

It may be 8 p.m. but it is still light so we head to the beach.  It is a pretty horseshoe bay.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cornwall Beach #1

The view from the rocks at the top is magnificent, and you can see why Londoners have their holiday homes here.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Cornwall Beach #2

We head back towards the YHA and there they have a great “kids eat free” deal, so we order dinner – a small dinner.

As the sun sets over the sea, I am surprised at how many older people are at the YHA (near Padstow).

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Exploramum and Explorason – Sunset over Cornwall’s Beach

We are all sitting around and talking to each other.  It is lovely and a great way to end a long, full day.

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