Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Grange Arch, Steeple Church and the Ridgeway

A lovely day, a great walk followed by lunch at The Halfway Inn at Norden.

Setting off from the Ridgeway car park at Creech, we dropped down through Steeple Leaze farm and along to Steeple Church and learn about its connection with George Washington and its unique barrel organ.

On up to the Kimmeridge Rd giving great views over the bay and Clavell's Tower before turning northwards, through the fields and up to the Ridgeway, enabling us to view Grange Arch, a grade II listed building and see Creech Grange in the valley below through the Arch.

The next walks are 10 July - Arish Mell, Bindon Hill and W Lulworth, lunch at the Red Lion in Winfrith then 11 September - Ashmore, the highest village in Dorset, Win Green with its all-round views followed by lunch at Compton Abbas airfield.

Happy walking!

Purbeckwalker
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Storm Cloadagh over Kimmeridge

16 of us turned out to walk along the Ridgeway at Kimmeridge as Storm Cloadagh was reaching its height.

No rain, good visibility and a good spirit meant the 40, 50 then 60+ mph winds turned it into a great adventure and great fun.

Directly into the wind along the Ridgeway heading west, we then turned down into Kimmeridge Bay and back through the fields to Kimmeridge village where the new fossil museum and community centre is progressing well.

A very nice meal followed at The New Inn at Church Knowle.

Purbeckwalker
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Dolphins spotted along the Jurassic Coast!

Our June walk was from Worth Matravers.

Initially, a quick walk through the village then  down to Winspit, one of the old main quarries along the coast, now closed.

Then further west along to St Alban's/St Aldhem's Head, the location of the Coastguard Lookout and St Aldhelm's Chapel. While walking from Winspit to here along the coast path, we spotted approx. 12 dolphins making their way east towards Anvil Point.

Moving further west, after the big dip of steps, we stopped at the services memorial garden for our lunch then a few hundred yards inland and back through the fields to the car par.

The next walk is an evening walk on The Isle of Purbeck on Friday 21 August, 6:15 start.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Jaunt - Ballard Down and Old Harry

We set off from Ulwell and up onto Ballard Down, giving great views across Swanage and also Poole Harbour.

We walked down to Old Harry, along the coast path to Studland and up alongside Glebeland estate back to the Ridgeway.

Here, we turned right and headed along the Ridgeway to the obelisk and turned down the steps back to the car park.

Afterwards, an excellent lunch at Seventhwave at Durlston Country Park.

Next walk: Sunday 19 April

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Flowers Barrow, Gad Cliff and Tyneham village

A blustery day with a couple of heavy showers but great views both east and west most of the time.

This was followed by an excellent meal at The Kings Arms in Stoborough.

The next walk is Sunday 28 December at Turnworth near Blandford. Great views across inner Dorset from the Ridgeway and a chance to see the village where Thomas Hardy spent some of his early years.11:30 start.

Optional lunch at The Royal Oak, Okeford Fitzpaine.

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Purbeckwalker
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

November and December walks plus 2015 dates

Hi,

An excellent Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove walk in October.

9 November - Norden Heath and the Corfe Ridgeway, lunch at The Halfway Inn. 11:30 start, £5 with £1 going to the Mosaic Charity.

14 December, Whiteways Hill, Tyneham Village and Gad Cliff. Lunch and Mulled Wine at The Kings Arms in Stoborough.

2015: Sunday 18 January. Other monthly walk dates on the way.

13 June - Leukaemia Busters 'Purbeck Odyssey' Chariy Walk. Family Treasure Trail around Corfe, finding answers to clues around the village plus various walks up to the 26 Mile Marathon challenge.

19 - 27 September -  Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival. Walks to suit everyone and a variety of themed walks.

Happy walking.

Purbeckwalker

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door walk

Sunday 12 October, 12:00 start with Optional lunch at The Lulworth Cove Inn

£5, with £1 going to the local MOSAIC Charity.

Purbeckwalker

Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival

It has been an excellent week so far with people taking up the variety of walks avaialble and enjoying the pretyy good weather. Just some of the places visited:

Corfe Castle
Tyneham
Kimmeridge
Clavell's Tower
Swyre Head
Durlston Country Park

Next year's dates 19 - 27 September. Put it in your diaries. www.walkswanage.com

Purbeckwalker