St Catherine’s Chapel with the kids (Abbotsbury)

Distance: 2.25 miles/3.5km (once at the top of the hill, the route can be as long or as short as you like, even including a stroll into Abbotsbury)Time: 2 hoursTotal climb: 250ftMax height: 275ftMin height: 34ftTerrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: Medium.Start: Chesil Beach Car park (DT3 4LA).Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to … Continue reading St Catherine’s Chapel with the kids (Abbotsbury)

Stuck inside….

There are still ways in which we can appreciate what is around us despite the current circumstances. Rest, relax, breathe and explore! See the link below.... https://gatheroutdoors.co.uk/blogs/news/10-ways-nature-can-help-you-stay-healthy-and-happy-curing-lockdown

Synopsis – The First Countess of Wessex

As a continuation of the Chetnole walk, here is a quick synopsis of Thomas Hardy's short story 'The First Countess of Wessex'. Based on Melbury House in Melbury Sampford. Set in Kings-Hintock Court (aka Melbury House) a young girl of 11, Betty, is cowering in her room as her parents argue over an arranged marriage … Continue reading Synopsis – The First Countess of Wessex

Chetnole and the Melburys

Walk through the heart of Dorset's countryside, with views that are hard to match. Climb to the peak of Bubb Hill, near where a murder took place and the where guilty were hung from a tree. Descend into the valley to meet Dorset's smallest church, in honour of St Edwold, who Cerne Abbas is indebted … Continue reading Chetnole and the Melburys