Bere Regis walk…

On Thursday 18th April the sun shone and 18 members of the Mileaters group set out from Bere Regis with the promise of wet feet.

We headed up Black Hill stopping to take in the views and to look at the Devils Stone (an ancient Heathstone Monolith used as a way marker by the Romans on the road over Black hill).  We then dropped into the woods to admire the smell and colour of the Bluebells before paddling through a very wet lane to the river Piddle and across the bridge to the old cress beds. (Making good on the wet feet promise)

Our coffee stop was near Brockhill, sitting on fallen trees and looking down towards Throop. After a short break we crossed the fields and tackled a particularly nasty stile with the help of a piece of underlay brought specifically for the purpose. Crossing the river again at the ford at Turners Puddle we stopped for the required photo on the bridge. We then crossed the road and followed the lane back up the hill and returned via Mays Wood to The Royal Oak for well-earned drinks and lunch.

Martin & Sheree Fitzgerald.