Mileaters - Out and About
They say the sun shines on the righteous, but it definitely shone on the Mileaters on Thursday 18th October. After a very dismal wet week, the clouds lifted, and we were able to enjoy a beautiful walk.
We started from the Stone Circle at Hardy’s Monument, where we parked half of the cars. As it was a linear walk to Punknole, half of us left earlier and parked our cars at the Crown Pub - our final destination where we had lunch. One car returned to Hardy’s with all of the drivers.
Thirteen walkers and three dogs set off downhill from the monument, through delightful woods. The majority of the walk followed the South Dorset Ridgeway, with amazing views of the coast, looking down over Chesil beach with the sun glistening on the sea. Although the walk was 6.7 miles it was a fairly easy walk, with very little ascent. The hardest part was encountering the ten stiles, differing in height and construction. For two of them we had to climb under a steel bar – difficult with a back pack!
Nothing untoward or extraordinary happened on this journey, so I cannot relate any amusing tales. However, we all enjoyed the day.