The sun shone the whole weekend so sunscreen and hats were the essential accessories for our couple of days in Purbeck.
On Saturday Richard led us on a circular walk which included part of the coastal path with cliff top paths and some amazingly steep climbs and descents. All those inclines rewarded us with stunning vistas. We rounded off the afternoon with a relaxing drink in the extensive gardens of Scott Arms pub which afforded additional views at no extra effort. They even served tea and cakes! Saturday evening saw fourteen of us sit down to a jolly dinner at the King’s Arms in Stoborough.
As a contrast to the previous day’s exertions the Sunday walk, led by Gordon, was relatively flat over sandy heathland with good views over Poole Harbour and back to Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Ridge. Although we were walking through the largest oil field on mainland Europe (Wytch Farm) you would have been unaware of the fact apart from the sight of a some of “nodding donkeys”. Alas, when we got back to the car park at Norden Station at 15:45 we found that the station buffet was closed so no refreshing tea and cakes for us.