It got a bit miserable on the tops, so we drove down to Shaftesbury – an interesting town, very quiet (presumably as it’s Good Friday) with some interesting museums.
And the famous hill from the Hovis adverts
We walked through muddy woods to Wardour Castle, a ruined 14th Century castle a few miles away from the cottage.
The castle and grounds were dog friendly, and reasonably interesting (though I don’t think Barney was that interested).
We had our lunch in the grotto as it was a bit drier there:
We then walked home via a different route.
Barney and I went for a long walk from the cottage today. A nice mixture of paths, almost all of them fairly free of mud.
Part of the walk was through an industrial estate on the outskirts of Shaftesbury (not so interesting), we also went past a new ‘solar field’ that was being constructed.
We found a total of 21 geocaches today, this one being the most interesting:
The log book is in the black plastic tube in one of the feet.
This was the daftest sign we passed, the path in question was very steep and only a few feet wide!
A total of 12.6 miles, and Barney is now very worn out.
Meanwhile the ladies visited the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral.