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Review: Lunch at The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle

One of our favourite days out locally is to Corfe Castle and if we are not climbing the castle itself, we will be finding somewhere which overlooks it for a bracing walk and a fabulous photo opportunity. After trekking up and down the hills around Corfe, it is perfectly acceptable to reward yourself with a pub lunch and on Monday, we did just that when we were invited for lunch at The Greyhound Inn, which sits in the shadow of Corfe Castle, in the heart of the village of Corfe. The plan was to sit in on their terrace and …

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Old Harry Rocks

Walking the Southwest Coast path to Old Harry Rocks

Last week we had three birthday’s in our house, Sebastian turned 5 on Wednesday, mine on Thursday and Callan’s 21st was on Sunday. As you can imagine, that equated to a pretty expensive week, so when Hubby asked what I wanted to do for my birthday it involved finding an activity that didn’t cost too much. Our first plan involved London as I was supposed to be attending an event, but when that fell through, Hubby tried to book a kayaking trip out to Old Harry Rocks with Fore Adventure as it is something I have wanted to do for …

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Corfe Castle

10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018

I am lucky enough to live on the Jurassic Coast with 96 miles of truly stunning coastline to explore, stretching from Old Harry Rocks in Poole, Dorset to Exeter in East Devon. Not one bit of this coastline is the same, offering  exceptional natural beauty as well reading like a book into the past, revealing the history of the earth across 185 million years as a near complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. With almost all of the area’s highlights being outdoors, it’s also a very affordable place for a break in the UK and I can …

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Corfe Castle

Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival

 As Britain slowly emerges into a late summer on the magical Isle of Purbeck, on the Dorset Coast, meadows are full of cowslips and weekly dolphin sightings have been logged already.  Bob Westwood, Chair of the Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival, is delighted. “We are very lucky in this part of the UK to be relatively sheltered, and often get weather from the coast of France. It means residents and visitors get to explore some of the UK’s most beautiful coast and countryside all year round, in relative comfort and safety.”  The Walking Festival, now in its seventh year, has adapted …

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Dorset Waterpark

A Day out at Dorset Waterpark

Now the kids have broken up from school I am busy looking for things to keep them occupied during the school holiday’s and what is better than a huge inflatable Woodland Waterpark overlooking Corfe Castle. We were invited to try out Dorset Waterpark which is situated in Corfe, Dorset with stunning views of Corfe Castle which overlooks the park. The course includes giant 70ft inflatable to run around, balance beams, towers to jump off, slides, a trampoline, gladiator rings, hurdles, rollers, monkey bars, bridges, balance beams and loads more. Participants must be aged 6+, over 110cm in height and able to swim …

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