“An Ancient Dorset Beauty”
Meet at Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.00am to share cars. Parking at start point is limited.
Start: Powerstock Common (OS 117, SY 547 974) at 10.15am, 8/9 miles, 5 hours.
The walk starts across Powerstock Common, a Dorset Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, and then heads towards Eggardon Hill, an historic site with panoramic views. Eggardon Hill was a Bronze Age Burial Site, Iron Age Fort and seat of a Saxon council. After exploring the hill and enjoying a picnic lunch we head off to Nettlecombe and a welcome stop at the Marquis de Lorne pub for refreshments. The return walk takes an alternative route back over the Common.
Walk Leader: Vivien Insull, 01404 811267