Winter Solstice Walk

Sun 22nd Dec 2019


Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Event now confirmed. There will be an option to reduce the distance to about 14 or 15miles and get back earlier. If weather is bad the main walk will also be reduced in distance to 17miles and the late pub stop will be missed out.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
Dorset
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
07.45
Route
The Winter Solstice Walk (with breakfast provided for Dorset Primary Members) will start from Maiden Castle c.p.

We will watch the sunrise (!) from the vicinity of the Roman Temple (SY671884) (https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/maiden-castle/) then go via Maumbury Rings to Dorchester for breakfast. After breakfast, we will have a quick look at the Roman Mansion and then head East along the Frome and then South over the Ridgeway to Bincombe and Upwey where there will be a late pub stop. We will then return North over the Ridgeway to Maiden Castle

General Notes
We will aim to be at Wetherspoons, Dorchester for breakfast at 08:45 (https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/dorset/the-royal-oak-dorchester). Late pub stop at (https://www.theoldshipupwey.co.uk/) Total distance about 20 miles (17 after breakfast) so bring torches. GPX of route available from leader
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