Nine Barrow Down, Corfe Castle and Kingston Loop

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The weather forecast isn’t always right, they seemed to have it wrong for most of the country today. Not pear shaped, but not the warm, sunny day as advertised.

Still, good walking weather. We headed off down the valley and onto Nine Barrow Down, part of the long spine great bisects the Isle of Purbeck. Nestled in a breach sits the remains on Corfe Castle. As you travel along the ridge and descend towards the village, it’s like a scene from Game of Thrones. Wouldn’t mind tackling the whole ridge sometime.

After a stop for refreshments in Corfe, we headed further west before looping back across the valley to descend back to the Haycraft Caravan Club site, some 14.5 miles after setting out.

I’m glad that I’ve seem to have largely sorted out problems with walking boots causing blisters, having returned to Taunton Leisure for a refitting and sock upgrade. See how that goes over the coming weeks.




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