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Mileaters - brave the mud!

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After weeks of rain and miserable weather the Mileaters were pleased to be able to don their walking gear again and set out for a 5.5 mile walk from the Hare and Hounds pub in Waytown, north of Bridport. The circular walk went towards Pymore where there once was a busy rope and hemp milling centre around the river Brit. Mill workers cottages had been modernised and the small development was very tranquil and different to the time when several hundred mill workers worked there.

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At times the going was very challenging and extremely muddy in places and navigating farm gates was treacherous as the mud came up to the top of your walking boots. However Mileaters are made of strong stuff and everyone completed the walk unscathed.

Although we were expecting strong winds and the odd shower we were slightly caught out by the hail storm that greeted us half way round.

As always the best bit of the walk was the pub lunch and the Hare and Hounds provided us with good food at a reasonable cost.

Richard Benson

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Tuesday, 14 07 2020

The Mileaters

The village walking group began some 25 years ago with the aim of walking the Dorset Coast Path, in sections, from the Devon border to Sandbanks. Subsequently the reverse route from Sandbanks to Devon has been undertaken.

We are a friendly group of local residents, ex-residents, and colleagues from the area, who meet on a fortnightly basis to enjoy the diversity of the wonderful Dorset countryside. We take it in turns to lead a walk with most members being allotted a fortnight's slot twice a year. The choice of distance, location, and day within that fortnight is at the discretion of the fortnightly leader, but walks (anywhere in Dorset) are usually between 4 and 8 miles. 

Walk details are distributed by email. A picnic lunch is often carried in the Summer, but a pub lunch in the Winter is the norm - rehydration is de rigueur! Generally we meet on the Village Green at 10.00 a.m.

Contact:
Nick Priddle tel: 01305 889189