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.

31 responses to “Wednesday Walk continued

  1. David Stedeford

    I did this walk yesterday with my golden retriever in late summer sunshine – I always love walking in the Cerne Valley! I’m wondering if you missed St Augustine’s Well, a holy well, just off the graveyard? A short avenue of linden trees leads down to this evocative spot, , where the clear spring water just bubbles out of the ground. There are many myths and beliefs attached to the well. A stone slab has the words of Jesus “Whosoever believeth in me shall never thirst. “Just to correct one detail: there are 3 pubs in Cerne – the New Inn, the Giant (formerly Red Lion) and Royal Oak as well as the Abbot’s Tea Rooms. And you can visit what’s left of the old Benedictine Monastery destroyed by that ransacker of the monasteries, Henry VIII.

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    • Thank you for your comment David. It is a lovely walk isn’t it. Must do it again soon. Yes, the well is a special place for quiet contemplation. I call it the Silver Well, which I once read it was called before the Christians nabbed it. It feels to me as if it is a feminine balance to the ultra masculine magnificent Giant.
      Thank you for the correction.

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

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  6. 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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  8. Fab photos, amazing walk too!

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

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

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  12. 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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  13. I really love those old houses!

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  14. 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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  15. Murtagh's Meadow

    Lovely walk – thanks for talking me along:)

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  16. 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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