The weather was up in the air today but it looked like we would avoid major rain so we decided to take the kids on a hike on the ridge from Swanage to Corfe. It’s a lovely walk once you get up the steep bit and you can see for miles. We did miss the path for the Nine Barrows from the Iron Age so the kids only saw bits as we walked by unfortunately.
Dorset is such a gorgeous part of the world. You are hard pressed to find a bad walk. Purbeck is especially beautiful. You find all sorts of flowers on your journey.
As soon as we get to the top the views are breathtaking as we overlook the bay.
And we have to be mindful that we are walking through farmland and we encounter animals. This time we just saw some sheep but last time we had to make our way through a large herd of cows blocking a gate.
It helps to be mindful of the tiniest of creatures, even the bane of English gardens everywhere. This one was pointing towards my mother in law’s but the rate it was going it would take at least a year!
We had storms come through last night so it was still very gusty at the top. These trees are used to it though and present all sorts of bendy shapes.
Despite the clouds coming in and some misting we were able to enjoy the walk keeping in mind there was cream tea at the end. The castle was the beacon getting closer and closer.
After a several mile hike we rested at the base of Corfe Castle with the sparrows zipping in and out at high speed while enjoying the cream tea. Wish I could have gotten a picture of these birds but they were zooming about buzzing very close to us. I could feel the wings as they went by!
When asked why we would move back to England I would point to this. Why wouldn’t we?
When the children were young we spent a couple of summers staying in a farmhouse in the countryside between Corfe and Swanage…wonderful memories….but not enough to draw me back to England:)
😊. That’s because you found a lovely spot! I wouldn’t leave either.
This looks like such fun, and what better reward could there be for your efforts.
It kept me going!
There are some stunning spots there!