My postcard of a trip to Dunster Castle, Quantock Common and the Black Cat route to Tiverton

A trip in the Quantock Hills and Exmoor, checking out the Black Cat route from Dunster (near Minehead) down to Tiverton, known as one of the top fifty bike routes in the UK. The Black Cat road is in good shape, it gets its name from the garage and cafe at the side of the road near Bampton; I'm looking to make an opportunity to ride it after the 2016 GLME Ascension bike camp, based in Salisbury.

Children (ponies and human) out in the sunshine on Quantock Common. Harbour cottages at Porlock Weir, formerly a working port. It is thought that Harold landed at Porlock from Ireland in 1052 with nine ships and set about restoring his claim to the throne. He died in 1066 in famous circumstances at the Battle of Hastings. And the fine sight of a steam locomotive hauling a full-length rake of coaches on the West Somerset Line - "England's longest heritage railway", see also West Somerset - June 2010. My photo is the view from the terrace of Dunster Castle, the first castle on that site of dates from the Norman conquest.