Mileaters - Stroll along the Fleet
25 walkers and 7 dogs left the new church car park in Chickerell and joined the coastal path towards Abbotsbury. The weather was calm and the views could be called stunning.
Several points of interest were pointed out along route. The 2 concrete bunkers used during WW2 and the Fleet being Englandâ€™s longest Lagoon coming in at 8 miles. This Lagoon was used to test the famous bouncing bomb.
Continuing along the coastal path we came to Moonfleet Manor and walked past Donkey Island (Herbury Island), it got this name when the seaside donkeys at Weymouth came here to holiday over the winter.
Carrying on when we came to Rodden Hive we took the uphill path in land and stopped for a coffee break halfway up and enjoyed the lovely view. Moving on we walked through the quaint village of Langton Herring passing the 13th century gothic church and a splendid patch of snowdrops and daffodils.
Heading back down to the coastal path we climbed the last hill up to West Fleet camp site and joined the road that would take us back to the church. A well earned lunch at the Luggers Inn pub was washed down with some hearty ale. Thank you to all those who walked â€“ lovely to see so many and a big welcome to our new members.