Walking in West Dorset

sunken lane, DorsetMy friend P and I went for a wonderful walk in West Dorset on Wednesday.

We drove through pouring rain to get to this magical land of pixies, fairies and dragons.

Dorset sunken lane

The sun came out to greet us

pixie portal, carvingand light up portals into other worlds

…… and the incantations of fellow questers.rock carving

We were heading for yonder knoll (ย Colmer’s Hill)

to commune with the seven pines,

Colmers Hillenjoy the view

to the sea and the Isle of Portlandview of Portland, Dorset coastand marvel at the sky.

Then down into the village of Symondsbury, nestling at its feet


past ancient farmhouses, (joining in with Norm’s Thursday Doors)

old farmhouse, Symmondsburyand the wonderful sound of children playing on their lunch break in the local schoolvillage school

… then into the newly opened Symondsbury Kitchen for a warming lunch and a view of Colmer’s Hill from the windows.

A magical morning.

Joining in with Cee’s ‘Which Way’ challenge.


46 responses to “Walking in West Dorset

  1. Rural west Dorset does get very muddy all over. I have just come back from the Cairngorms where I walked all week and hardly saw any mud. My trousers were clean when I got home. One walk around here and I need gaiters. I live in west Dorset.
    Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing :0)


  2. Wonderful pictures from your magical walk. It always seems to be wet under foot when we take that route! Sarah x

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  3. These are wonderful!

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  4. That looks so lovely!!

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  5. What a magickal walk! Someday I’d love to explore the holloways over there plus the snickelways of York! Lucky you.

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  6. And the wonderful aspect of nature is that we are all a part. Thanks

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  7. Murtagh's Meadow


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  8. Magical indeed – it is lovely to walk hand in hand with the elementals – I often do it too โค

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  9. Lovely pictures, thanks for taking us along!

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  10. Thanks for taking me along on this lovely hike.

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  11. It all certainly does look magical! And beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜

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    • On the right sort of day, in the right light, there is definitely magic in the air, a tiny electrical vibration all around you, all you need to do is be still for a moment to pick it up and then you can carry it with you.

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  12. Oh, my! You made my morning, that’s for sure. Magical is right. I felt as though I were right along with you.

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  13. What a wonderful walk. Wish I had more walks like that near me!

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  14. Lisa at Greenbow

    You do live in a beautiful part of the world.

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  15. Sounds a magical day ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. What a splendid walk with the magic folk. I loved the faces on the rock in the third picture. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  17. What a fab walk! And that holloway at the start is one of the best Iโ€™ve seen. Do they call them that in Dorset? I have a feeling they use another name.

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  18. Does look magical! Lovely buildings.

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