Thursday, 8 April 2010

Dorset Dawdle Day 2

Todays route took me along the Wessex Ridgeway to Bulbarrow Hill the highest point on this trip at 274m then via Winterborne Stickland to The Inside Park campsite at Blandford Forum.
The weather was great for walking but soon after I had taken the picture above I decided to walk around the edge of a pile of straw and slurry that the farmer had piled up in a field. I thought that I was walking on solid ground but soon discovered it was just a crust over something nasty. First one leg sank up to the knee then the the other as I tried to regain my balance leaving me to have to wade out. My trousers and shoes were covered in a stinking brown and yellow slime. I tried to wash it off at the first water that I came to and walked through every stream that I could on the way to the campsite where I finaly managed to have a shower and wash my clothes.
I didnt bring any spare clothes with me so I will be wearing damp clothes in the morning.


  1. I'm walking in from North Blandford, so might see you on the way. Route is Pimperne - Chettle. I should be an hour in front of you, starting at 9:30 - 10:00.


  2. The joys of the Dorset country side! That is normally a beautiful spot. I like the new site, very distinctive.