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Mendip Ford Explorer

The Mendip Explorer goes in search of water.

On the wet roads site https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=350500&y=146300&z=0&sv=123456,123456&st=4&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf this one is listed as “off roaders only” I would have took it on with Micheal’s Sherpa or the Sharks CRF250, but as it has lots of loose stone, rocks and holes, on my CBR the bottom of my fairing would have suffered. On wet roads they say it is possibly one of the longest true fords in Britain (excluding tidal roads and the like)? The sign at Wookey village warns that it is unsuitable for motor vehicles, OK, not for the faint hearted but doable with the right vehicle.

https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=350700&y=145600&z=0&sv=123456,123456&st=4&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

Listed as a 4 star, today it was about 4 to 6 inches deep, but it is fast flowing, solid bottom with a few holes, slippery on the way in, just make sure you don’t get to close to the weir!

Next up.

Ice cream stop at Chew Valley Lake, my kind of Ice Cream man, “Cash Only”

No water over the road at this one, will have to come back after we have a load of rain because the road is good and marked with posts so if it gets deep you could still have a go even on a CBR.

https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=357000&y=163300&z=0&sv=123456,123456&st=4&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf an easy one this, only issue is once you commit you can’t change your mind as it is steep in and no room to turn around.

On my way home I passed.

Online orders only, but hopefully opening soon.

Give them a call and order then go and pick it up. So it is back home for a beer after a day of splashing around.

http://www.twistedoakbrewery.co.uk/?page_id=708

The Mendip Explorer.