Tag Archives: Dorset

Silent Sunday: Walk at Dusk

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Silent Sunday Walking into the Sunset.

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Bluebell time

Colmers Hil, near Bridport

Last Sunday I met a couple of friends for a bluebell extravaganza of a walk!

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The path took us through deep dark woods

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and lighter glades where the light was stunningly, beautifully, softly, frothily romantic

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I took so many photographs, it has taken me all week to choose which ones to share( they certainly won’t all fit in one post).woodland

We stopped at Down House Farm

and sat out in the garden

Down House Farm, Bridport

for a delicious lunch of Bubble and Squeak, eggs and bacon, all local produce and drank apple and ginger fruit punchbrunch

after that we headed out to the cliffs coastal pathand wide open views towards Portland

 

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Oh what a joyful day, the sun shone, the air was sweet, the sky was blue, our batteries were well and truly recharged …..

to be continued …………

 

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 ( 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

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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.

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13.1 of 500 Miles completed

Today the school my Grandchildren go to had an Inset Day, so my daughter and I braved the icy winds, wrapped the children up and off we went to Arne

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an RSPB Nature Reserve near Wareham, Dorset. Little Miss M (5) and I set Strava on my phone so we could measure how far we walked. We are aiming to walk 500 miles together – you can see the origin of this challenge here.

Now Little Bro (5) is prone to complaining about going on a ‘walk’ at the best of times, and on the car journey there, he was starting to say he wasn’t going to walk as it was too cold, so I asked him if he liked hot chocolate. “Oooooh YES!” he said.

So evil Granny replied, “When we get to the playground you will all be able to have a hot chocolate (I’d packed a flask full), but anyone who makes ANY complaints WHAT-SO-EVER will not be getting any hot chocolate”.

I call this incentive!

As soon as Big Bro and Little Bro met their cousins they were off and running and having a wonderful time following the Nature Trails forgetting they were on ‘a walk’, even before we got to the playground (which was about an hour from the start) Little Bro said, “this is actually quite fun.”

Arne, Poole Harbour, Natrue Trail

Poole Harbour from Arne

The walk takes you through woods, down to the beach overlooking Poole Harbour and then through woodland again to the woodland playground.

By the time we got to the playground my phone battery was getting low so I didn’t take any more photos but this is a photo from a visit last summer

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We all had a hot chocolate and the children clambered about happily playing a Star Wars inspired game for about half an hour – then back to the RSPB centre to get stickers for filling in the Nature Trail questionaire.

Little Miss M and I had clocked up 2.6 miles – making our running total 13.1 miles. Little Miss M and the other children covered at least twice that distance with their running back and forth looking for acorns, berries, flowers and shells on the beach.

 

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And today this fabulous quote and picture seen on Alisa Burke’s blog

quote about woods

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Silent Sunday

Weymouth Bay, view of Portland, calm sea, Holworth

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Swanie Silent Sunday

swans, the Fleet, Dorset, Langton Herring

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