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Event Reports from Dorset Group


Dorset group: 12 Aug 18

14 Aug 2018 | Dorset Group

Despite a terrible weather forecast, 9 walkers set off from Broadmayne across gentle terrain full of maize crops, towards the hamlet of Whitcombe, home of crime writer Minette Walters, to visit beautiful small 12th century church where William Barnes, the 19th century Dorset poet was once curate. On the way we found a tree full of delicious wild plums, at least we think they were plums, helping us to forget the rain!

Then on to Came in the next valley to view the splendid 18th century Came House proudly looking ...
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Double Waters where the rivers Walkham and Tavy meet.

6 Aug 2018 | Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset Groups

Meeting on the edge of western Dartmoor north of Plymouth, 13 intrepid walkers gathered for the walk co-ordinated by Roy and Ian. The weather was warm and sunshine strong as we headed off towards the two rivers of Tavy and Walkham. With views into Poldark country, thoughts turned to six packs and dark fur. Back to reality the walk followed a track to the junction of the two rivers in a wooded glen for a short break before heading upwards to moorland and another descent to our stop by the river for food and refreshments....
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Dorset group: 19 Jul 18

21 Jul 2018 | Dorset Group

On a beautiful summers day our happy band of 9 (including a visitor from Surrey) strolled round the saxon ramparts of Wareham to reach the tiny church of St Martin within-the-walls where we were treated to an informative guided tour. A further stretch led us into shady woods along the banks of the Piddle River and onto the marshes at the edge of Poole Harbour. Passing high reeds and glorious bull rushes we reached the Frome estruary to follow the Wareham channel through refreshing pine woods back to Wareham Quay....
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Dorset group: 8 Jul 18

9 Jul 2018 | Dorset Group

On an exceptionally hot and sunny day a brave band of 10 set off through the shady woods at Kingston to reach the Hounstout Cliff with outstanding views of the Jurassic coast in both directions; a steep descent to Chapmans Pool and stroll up the valley to Renscombe united us with a further 4 companions.

We marched out to St Aldhelms Head to enjoy the welcome cool shade of the 800 year old chapel. A beautiful stroll along the cliffs covered in wild flowers and butterflies brought us down to the sea at Winspit where we picniced in the caves of the old quarry....
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