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Dorset Group 9 Jan 2022: Kingston to Corfe via Swyre Head.

On a lovely sunny fresh winter morning our group of 19 assembled at Kingston. We started our walk along the lane towards Swyre Head where we met the game keeper of the Encombe House Estate who advised us not to go along the coastal path as it was too dangerous at the moment. We arrived at Swyre Head, said to be the highest point on the Purbeck Hills, where we all admired the fantastic 360 degrees views of the Jurassic coast, Kimmeridge, Portland and Corfe Castle in the morning sunshine. Proceeding initially  in the direction of Kimmeridge and then we headed down the hill towards the Corfe river and along the valley to Corfe Castle for our picnic lunch. After lunch we walked over Corfe Common and then uphill back to Kingston. We all felt a bit tired after climbing 22 stiles on the route; but 17 of us went back to the leader’s house for a welcome tea.

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