Wednesday, 4 November 2009
DORSET PUDDLES Part 2
Following on from my PREVIOUS post....
After our night's stay in BRIANTSPUDDLE, we left our B&B and walked to the post office/shop situated just yards away. I bought some lovely cards from original watercolours by Mary Sherwood, they are all of Briantspuddle.
The building on the left is the village hall and the one on the left is the post office/shop. On a Sunday it opens for a couple of hours in the morning.
After that we headed back to the car and drove straight for LULWORTH COVE to have a walk along the coast.
It was a VERY BLUSTERY day!
I always have a look to see what has been washed up, there wasn't much this time.
A steep walk uphill, looking back to where we parked our car.
We were walking against the wind and it was HARD WORK but the views were rewarding.
After our walk we popped into Country Wines in Lulworth Cove (surprisingly no website).They have a fantastic selection of wines, liqueurs and beers. We came back with some ginger wine (delicious and warming) and some Piddle Beer ;-)) (a local ale)
We headed for Wareham
We stopped here and had a car picnic
After Wareham we made our way back to the outskirts of Briantspuddle, there is a lovely forest there.
A cottage in the woods
View from the back of that cottage
After the forest walk, we had one last walk around Briantspuddle itself before it was time to head back home to Somerset.
This is where the Post office/shop used to be when I lived in Affpuddle.
I really like this cottage, very unsual in shape
The sun is going down and after several miles worth of walking, it's time to go back home.
Affpuddle & Briantspuddle have a strong sense of community and take pride in their villages. They often hold events in the village hall which many villagers attend. They are lovely places to live in!
As mentioned in previous post, I have very fond memories of the time when I lived In Affpuddle in the early 1980's.