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At The Castle

The castle looms like it always does, a tangling mess of steely grey rock studded into tufted grass.

I try to ignore my hands as they turn redder and redder, try not to worry about the purple blotches growing in amongst the red. 508 more words


Corfe Castle

Driving down to Swanage you suddenly come across the impressive ruins of Corfe Castle which dominate the route. There is no better place to build a castle. 54 more words


The Age Of Steam.

Memories are made of this.

It was all very Brief Encounter. Clouds of steam on a quaint platform. A whistle. A chug of the wheels and a prolonged hiss, as train 31806 came to a halt. 496 more words


Arne and the Sika

On the way back from Portland our group of Glamorgan Bird Clubbers detoured to RSPB Arne to follow up on the reported sighting of a Stilt sandpiper. 220 more words


Five go mad in Dorset

Five go mad in Dorset. Not quite Enid Blyton and the Famous Five.

Also a slight exaggeration in our case. The reality is perhaps much closer to two go mildly to Dorset in search of sun, sea and vintage bric-a-brac. 330 more words

Corfe Castle

Dating back over a thousand years in places, the remains of Corfe Castle are an evocative sight in the Dorset countryside, close to Swanage.

The castle would have been hugely impressive and imposing in it’s heyday, but enough remains to give a pretty good idea of it’s size and scale. 86 more words