Saturday morning we went to a children’s birthday party in a village hall. 30 kids and a bouncy castle, hot, sweaty and very noisy. While it was fun, it left us in need of the opposite – space and fresh air, so we headed up to the nearby Hardye’s monument to take in the views and blow away the stuffiness.
On a clear day you can see 5 counties from this high point in the Dorset countryside, and the views down to the sea at Weymouth are beautiful. It is always, without fail, windy – so it is the perfect spot if you need to cool down in Summer, but wrap up warm on all but the hottest of days.
A small wander from the top finds a natural hollow, a perfect windbreak for respite from the chilly breeze. It’s walls are lined with gorse and the floor littered with large stones, perfect for spelling your name – or in this case building a pretend campfire.
A gorgeous place for an adventure,
Love Miss Cisco XXX