Pub Walks in Dorset
Paperback. £7.95. 127 pages. Fully Illustrated
ISBN 1 85306 784 9
This is an exciting book! These pub walks are a little more
adventurous and challenging. They vary between 7 and 10 miles
in length and should leave you with a real sense of achievement.
Destinations include Pilsdon Pen, at 907 ft the county’s
highest hill, and the Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve on Powerstock
Common, once part of a royal forest. Among other walks you
will find a ramble to the tall chimney – shaped monument
to Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy, captain of Nelson’s flagship
Victory at the battle of Trafalgar and visits to Sandford
Orcas, with its Tudor manor house, old church and thatched
cottages, Sturminster Newton a fascinating jumble of medieval
gables, coaching inns and pretty Georgian cottages and Bere
Regis with its glorious heathland views and bluebell woods.
I give details of how to get to the start, where to park
and where to stop for refreshments. The sketch maps are numbered
to correspond with the numbered paragraphs in the text.
Published by Countryside Books, Highfield House, Newbury,
Berkshire, England. Currently being reprinted.