Saturday, 9th September, 10.15 AM - WALK

Event date: 
9th September 2017

“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