The rubble was cleared up quickly and at first some cheeky locals just drove around the barriers and used the road as normal, but now that has stopped. And yet over two months later it is still closed. Why? Well because, amazingly, the water from the Mendips continues to stream down the sides of the road, and until it dries up they cannot fix things. It says a lot about how wet it was and remained for those months. Hopefully now with dryer weather here it will all come good.
Remember, despite some inaccurate alarmist news, the lower gorge with all the visitor attractions is open for business as usual.
This does mean that for those wanting to arrive at the cottage from the North via the gorge, you should check with us before you set off to see if it is still closed. There are some fun detours through smaller lanes that you can take, or maybe just keep to the main 'A' route through Wells, or from the A38 from Bristol/M5. We'll post another blog when all is good.
There is a big up side from of all of this: the beauty of the gorge can for a short while be appreciated on foot in a car free environment.