A Mellstock Poems Walk
Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd June Thomas Hardy’s Birthday Weekend
Saturday 1st June 10.30 am: A Mellstock Poems Walk
Meet at Thorncombe Wood Car Park (NGR SY724922) for a gentle four mile walk through the heart of Hardy Country from ‘the lonely barton by yonder coomb’ over the eweleaze to Knapwater House and on Stinsford Church, returning via Lower Mellstock and across Egdon Heath, via Rushy Pond to finish at Hardy’s Cottage. Lunch will be available afterwards at the Visitor Centre. Frequent pauses en route to read poems, at the places which inspired them.