An Ancient Dorset Beauty
Meet at Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground (OS115, SY 088 899) at 9.00am to share cars. Parking at start point is limited. If anyone is planning to go directly to the start, please contact Vivien to check the location.
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