Thomas Hardy Statue, North Walks, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XT
Stinsford and North Dorchester Walk
In conjunction with STAND (Save the Area North of Dorchester)
Sunday 25th October, 10.30am
Led by THS Chairman Tony Fincham
A full exploration of the Hardyan Countryside which would be destroyed by the proposed housing development over the downland to the north of Dorchester, relating especially to The Mayor of Casterbridge, Far from the Madding Crowd, ‘The Three Strangers’, and much of Hardy’s poetry.
Meet at Thomas Hardy’s Statute in the North Walks for an 8.5 mile walk via Coker’s Frome and Kingston Maurward to Waterston Ridge and Fiddler’s Green, then returning via Higher Burton to the water meadows. Refreshment stops near Higher Kingston & at The Sun Inn, Lower Burton, but taking a packed lunch may well be advisable.