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Dorset Group: Bere Regis 22 Feb 18

23 Feb 2018 | Dorset Group

On a cold crisp February day our group of 8 including a new member enjoyed the delights of Bere Regis and environs. Passing through watercress beds we ascended Black Hill through classic Dorset heathland for some amazing views from the Devil's Stone. Descending into the hamlet of Turner's Puddle we admired the snowdrops covering the old churchyard before following the Piddle stream to ascend Kite Hill. A stroll through the mature Piddle Wood allowed a descent through beech and oak nurseries into the unfortunately ...
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Dorset group: Studland 11 Feb 2018

12 Feb 2018 | Dorset Group

Sunny but windy weather greeted us for our winter walk around the beach and dunes of Studland. Our numbers sadly depleted by flu our fellowship numbered nine with guests from London and Bristol. Having enjoyed a bracing beach stroll we retreated into the dunes at the nudist beach for the 'clothing optional' portion of the walk!

Later emerging in the woodland and wetland area we enjoyed some twitching in the bird hide before adjouring to the National Trust Cafe on Knoll beach to enjoy their infamous catering....
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Dorset Group: Sika trail 11 January 2018

15 Jan 2018 | Dorset Group

Early mists added atmosphere to our exploration of the Sika trail in Wareham Forest (named after the Sika deer now so prevalent in Purbeck). The 7 mile easy stroll on firm paths with plenty of shelter from the wind was a pleasant change from the usual mud. As the sun broke through we enjoyed pleasant views of the ancient Woolsbarrow hillfort before retreating to the Silent Woman Inn for a hearty lunch.
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Twixmas walkies around Corfe Castle

6 Jan 2018 | Dorset Group

We enjoyed a rare break in the wet and windy weather on Thurs 28 December for our twixmas walk which was also the first of our new Thursday programme. Blue skies and light winds afforded stunning views of the Jurassic coast as we emerged from Kingston woods onto the Hounstout cliff. Descending to the picturesque Chapmans Pool we picked up the Purbeck way leading us across Corfe common into the village of Corfe Castle. After a hearty lunch at the Courtyard Cafe we strolled back across the common and up into Kingston woods for the return....
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