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Homes fit for a king (or queen): one slighted, the other opulent . . .

Corfe Castle, standing on a conical hill in gap in the chalk Purbeck Hills, commands a stunning view north over the rolling hills of Dorset, and guards access to the Isle of Purbeck to the south. 648 more words

Out And About

Hen Harrier Day Presents............. A Cautionary Tale.

I joined a crowd of 255 people yesterday morning at RSPB Arne. Together we walked at a slow pace, no one particularly knowing anyone. Despite this I felt an immediate sense of solidarity as we set off from the car park, quietly treading the heather path to Coombe Heath. 651 more words

Cherry On Top

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge I took this picture on a day when my wife and I took our youngest son to Kimmeridge Bay. We saw many beautiful things yesterday but for me Corfe Castle is such a magical and imposing sight it had to be be the Cherry On Top. :-)

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A day of destruction.

Monday was an afternoon mooching round Swanage. We arrived from Herston Halt, I always find it strange when I have to put my arm out to stop a train, being hauled by diesel and left with a fine steam loco up front. 491 more words


Down in Dorset

Have just returned from a very relaxing week in Dorset – the first few days spent with Tim and the rest of the week with Mum (and Charlie boy throughout of course – him being the main reason for another staycation). 1,955 more words

Staffy Stories

Dorset & the Jurassic Coast

For the late May bank holiday this year, Jack and I took a trip down south through the New Forest to explore Dorset and a bit of East Devon. 877 more words