National Trust August Walks

Thomas Hardy Landscape Walk

National Trust August Walks

Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th August at 10.30

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Explore the landscape of Thomas Hardy's imagination in this guided walk through Thorncombe Wood.


This is a 90 minute walk led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Starting at the Visitor Centre and finishing at Hardy's Cottage, this walk includes poetry readings along the way linked to the natural surroundings of the woods and healthland.


The walk is free, but normal admission charges apply for Hardy's Cottage.


If you would like to visit inside the cottage after the walk you will need to book a ticket. We advise booking a ticket from 12pm onwards. Tickets for Hardy's Cottage can be booked via our website or by phoning the booking line on 0344 249 1895.


Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10:30am.
Wear sturdy footwear. Waterproof clothing advised in wet weather.
Some uneven and steep terrain.
Children welcome.
Dogs on leads welcome.

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