Civil Engineers' Club Walking Weekend

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08 June 2018 17:00 - 10 June 2018 18:00
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Civil Engineers’ Club Walk

This event is organised by the Civil Engineers’ Club, but any friends wishing to join us will be welcome.

Date:             Saturday 9th and Sunday 10h June 2018 – Walking Weekend in Dorset.

This year the event will be in Dorchester, Dorset.

On Friday, it is planned to meet for a short walk around Dorchester starting from Reception at Westwood House at 5.00pm. We have arranged to have a meal on Friday at 7.30pm at the Kao San Thai restaurant which is only a few doors away from Westwood House and on Saturday evening at 7.30pm at the Wessex Royal Hotel which also near Westwood House.

Walk 1 Saturday       Meeting point: Higher Bockhampton outside Dorchester at 10.00am.

Route: The walk starts from the car park and passes Thomas Hardy’s Cottage and goes towards Puddletown before turning south passing by Rainbarrow, through Norris Mill Farm and across the bridge over the River Frome to West Stafford. After lunch we return via Winterbourne Came Max Gate and pass near Stinsford.

Lunch:     At the Wise Man Public House in West Stafford

 Distance:    9 miles, some moderate hills with great views. Could be muddy in places.

Walk 2 Sunday         Details: Starting at 9.30am from Brewers Arms in Martinstown DT2 9LB, the village with two names – also known as Winterborne St Martin). We can park in the paddock at the rear of their car park.  The landlord will open this up for us in advance.  We can choose and pre-order our food at the start of the walk.

This superb walk climbs up to the ridge for fantastic views and one of the UK’s most interesting Bronze Age cemeteries.

Route includes the mediæval church and 19th Century sheep washing pool, Bronkham Hill a well-known early Bronze Age Cemetery with many round barrows – circular mounds, surrounded by a ditch or two and often accompanied by a bank.  These were built around 4,000 years ago for burials of cremated remains, there are several types. Shake Holes – a steep-sided hole or funnel-shaped dip in the ground.  These are formed when the ground falls into underground holes.

We will also include a small diversion to Hardy's monument so instead of a total distance of 5.5 miles it will now be 6 miles. 

Bring your National Trust cards for free access to the top of the monument for a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside.

Lunch:      The Brewers Arms in Martinstown

Distance:   6 miles. Walking boots recommended

 Accommodation:      Dorchester suggested

 Walkers are reminded that they walk at their own risk


Future dates:            

15th September    Cobham, Kent
10th November     Hampstead


Westwood House Hotel
29, High West Street
United Kingdom

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Tony Barber

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