Wednesday Walk continued

In my last ‘Wednesday Walk’ post I left you half-way round a Cerne Giant circular walk, about to descend the hill to Minterne Parva

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a tiny ancient hamlet tucked away amongst the treeseggs

with its 18th Century circular building believed to be either a granary or a cock-fighting ring, next to the stump of a medieval stone crossDSC_0678

the trees with just a hint of Autumn stood out against the oh-so-blue skyDSC_0679

and then further along, just by the lane and next to a little streamย there are 4 slate posts created by Rachel Jackson. Carved on them are the local field names found on an old map from 1728, courtesy of Lord and Lady Digby.

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DSC_0763once over the main road you head for Up Cerne
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Here is a link to another walk you can do in the areaDSC_0689 DSC_0690 DSC_0691

A double avenue of trees leading seemingly nowhere, just after Up Cerne Manor. I’m entering this in Cee’s last Which Way Challenge. I’m sad to see this challenge ย go.ย DSC_0695

Turn right at the end of the trees up a chalk lane past fields of corn,

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then up over the hill and down through an ancient hazel wood where I once heard a nightingale, to see Cerne Abbas in the distance.DSC_0701

A walk through an ancient deer park takes you down into the valley once more.DSC_0717 DSC_0718

to the foot of the Giant’s HillDSC_0719

to find a tea room in the villageDSC_0721

serving a yummy cream tea.DSC_0722

Next time we might try one of the two pubs.DSC_0725

After our tea we walked back past the creaky old housesDSC_0726 DSC_0727 DSC_0728 DSC_0729

taking the path along the river back to the car park.DSC_0739 DSC_0742

What a gorgeous walk! I’ll be going again soon!

I’d love to see where you have been walking, just leave a link in the comments below.

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29 responses to “Wednesday Walk continued

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  4. A really lovely place to go walking. The old buildings are so amazing, as is the cream tea. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Congratulations! I have featured this post in the final week of Cee’s Which Way Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2015/09/30/cees-which-way-challenge-2015-week-38-final-week-2/
    I’m honored and thrilled you were a part of this challenge.

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  7. Fab photos, amazing walk too!

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  8. What a beautiful walk that would be to take and to see the buildings, etc. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Thank you for taking us with you! What an amazing exploration, and it included tea and cakes. Nothing could be better.

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  10. You sure had a nice walk today. Beautiful photos. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. What an incredible walk! You are so lucky to have such scenic views all around you. Next time take me with you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. I really love those old houses!

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  13. Wonderful walk Daffy. Beautiful scenery, loved the old houses and of course the cream tea looked delicious! Thanks so much for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Lovely walk – thanks for talking me along:)

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  15. Lovely pictures and I recognized the creaky old buildings and the river walk and bridge. Thanks so much for taking us along!

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