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
a tiny ancient hamlet tucked away amongst the trees
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 cross
the trees with just a hint of Autumn stood out against the oh-so-blue sky
and then further along, just by the lane and next to a little stream 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.
once over the main road you head for Up Cerne
Here is a link to another walk you can do in the area
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 go.
Turn right at the end of the trees up a chalk lane past fields of corn,
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.
A walk through an ancient deer park takes you down into the valley once more.
to the foot of the Giant’s Hill
to find a tea room in the village
serving a yummy cream tea.
Next time we might try one of the two pubs.
After our tea we walked back past the creaky old houses
taking the path along the river back to the car park.
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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