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Sunday, 21 August 2022 (Group: Dorset 4050 Walkers)
Start time 9:45
13.7 miles / 22.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
A fairly demanding walk (and the usual fairly brisk 4050s pace) as we start low, and most of the first 7 miles is an ascent to varying degrees. Starting not far from the coast north west of Abbotsbury we climb inland quite steeply, as the walk has over 650 metre (2,000 feet) elevation. We leave the village of Puncknowle (‘Punnell’) stopping briefly at The Knoll (a 19thC look-out and signal station with sea views) before climbing toward Litton Cheney, onward and upward through West Compton to the 200 metres of iron-age Eggardon Hill for a lunch stop and lovely views south. Returning on the downward leg through Askerswell and across the A35 we return to our start point for refreshments. Expect Dorset’s usual fields and tracks en route.
To book a place, please use the link in Additional Information below. Numbers will be limited to 20 for this walk.
Sunday, 2 October 2022 (Group: Dorset 4050 Walkers)
Start time 10:00
12.5 miles / 20.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:45)
Numbers are limited to 20 and are dependent on the discretion of the walk leader
Please text the walk leader on 07766473720 if you want to join this walk - remember to include your full name. Anyone turning up without booking and/or where beyond the stated maximum for the walk will not be permitted to start.
After booking, if you later cannot make the walk please let Dave know so the space can be given to somebody else.
We begin at Symmondsbury where we climb up Colmer Hill; from there we make our way to Hell's Lane, onto North Chideock, Morecomblake and onto Chardown Hill where we meet other groups for lunch.
After lunch we take the SWCP over Golden Cap and down to Seatown where we continue along the SWCP to Thorncombe Beacon Hill before cutting down to Home Farm ((we may stop here for light refreshment) decision to be taken on the day) and continue to head inland back to Symmondsbury.