Charterhouse

I decided to have an ???easy??? day today with a walk of only 4 miles and 550ft of ascent. I visited and area known as Charterhouse which is just at the top of the Cheddar Gorge and we walked past here on our second day of the holiday. The area has a great history having been the site of a Roman fort and town.?? It later became a medieval settlement and in Victorian times was a centre of lead and silver smelting. The ruins of the Victorian works can still be seen. After exploring the Charterhouse area, I then went on to walk through Long Wood Nature Reserve where bluebells were still in flower.

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