Powerstock Circular Walk
In early April, 19 walkers and 3 dogs set off to Powerstock for a 4.5ml circular walk from The Three Horseshoes Pub. After a prompt start, 80% of the group arrived at the pub in a respectable time. However, these 15 were kept waiting by the 20% who took a wrong direction towards Bridport and Wynford Eagle.
The delayed start didn’t make that much difference as a cracking pace was achieved over the first part of the walk until coffee time. On a sunny bank basking, in glorious sunshine, biscuits and fruit were eaten. The only thing missing was Malcolm’s pasty replaced by a healthy snack bar, my how things have changed.
Many of the group commented on the beautiful countryside that we were passing through. This, I think, would be even better in a couple of weeks time with more Bluebells and Wild Garlic in flower.
The second part of the walk had the group walking up a pathway being used by a spring as a means of joining the river. Our next stop was at a residence with donkeys in the field. Strangely enough the way markers have mysteriously disappeared but using detective work the true path was found around the property.
From there it was all downhill, literally! Back at the pub we were joined by a breakaway group of three who decided Eggardon Hill was more than enough for them to earn a nice lunch at the pub. Beer good, food, when it came, was also good.
I have to say that one of the previous late comers, despite ordering last, was served their food just as they sat down to the table. There is no justice in the world!