This is a joint walk run together with the WOW group and is open to members of both groups.
IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF BOTH GROUPS ONLY SIGN UP ON ONE OF THE SITES TO INDICATE YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE.
Dorchester is steeped in history. On the surface it seems to represent the quintessential English village, inhabited by commuters and retired professionals. But there is much more to it than quaint winding streets and rows of chocolate-box cottages. The Romans built an important town here, Dororcina, though its ramparts are now only faintly recognisable, and the present abbey stands on the site of the first Saxon cathedral in Wessex. Excavations have revealed a number of Roman artefacts in the locality - among them an altar to Jupiter and Augustus, various tessellated pavements and some Roman coins. Who knows what other relics of their occupation may lie beneath the surface.
This walk visits field and woodland paths and tracks, a stretch of Thames Path and main road with pavements.
We meet at the parking area on Bridge End in Dorchester (as shown in the place link above).
We start the walk at 7PM sharp. (Please try to ensure you're at the start point at least 5 mins beforehand).
Level of difficulty: Easy
Dog friendliness: under control in the vicinity of Day's Lock and at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve. On lead near livestock.
Estimated walk end time: 8:45 - 9PM
Drinks After Walk
Afterwards, we will visiting a nearby pub for a drink, if enough people want to, but it's not obligatory.
These evening walks are free although we would welcome a small(ish) donation, which goes towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs, or/and you could buy the walk leader a drink too.
My mobile number is [masked] for notification of delay or cancellation, or help with directions if lost.
For new members, please make sure you are prepared with well fitting boots and suitable clothing for weather conditions and are ready for the length of walk involved. Please acquaint yourselves with the Walkers Guide thread in the forum as well as the NO SHOW POLICY.