Monday, November 13, 2017

Ridgeway walk above Weymouth and Portland

A stunning day with great views over the Dorset countryside to the north, east and west plus great sea and coastal views to the south.

Setting off from Cam Down, a 5.5 mile anti-clockwise walk along 2 ridgeways and through Friar Waddon and Upwey.

Afterwards, excellent food and service at the Wishing Well Tearooms in Upwey.

Next is the the Christmas walk in December..

Happy walking.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Church Knowle, The East Creech Seven Memorial and the Ridgeway to Corfe

The rain was predicted for early morning but when would it end?

It ended right on time and we had a great 5 mile walk from the New Inn up onto the Ridgeway at Stonebarrow Down, the East Creech Seven memorial then back along the Ridgeway to get a great view of Corfe Castle, the railway line and the village.

We returned via the Undercliff path, past the Church Knowle kiln, a bit of mud in places before cleaning off the boots and a great meal at the pub.

The next walk is on 5 March at 11:30 when we walk at Worth Matravers then into Swanage if desired for the end of the weekend Blues Festival.

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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!


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.

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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.

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