Hengistbury Head

I’ve never been to Hengistbury Head. Always fancied it, never got round to it. When I did GCSE geography, there were six groups. Five of them went to Hengistbury Head and did something with measuring the beach. One group went to the local village and looked at land use by colouring in a map. Guess… More Hengistbury Head

Swanage & Durlston

Today I’m in the UK and I have a travelling companion. This is Tom: We took advantage of a beautiful day during the Christmas holidays (the first Christmas holiday I’ve had in five years). Actually, we chose the date five days in advance and the fact that it was beautiful was just us being lucky. So… More Swanage & Durlston

South West Coast Path: chunk 1 – South Haven Point to Swanage

I’ve lived in Dorset all my life and I’ve spent a reasonable amount of time scrambling around the clifftops, ever since I was introduced to them on the school trip to Leeson House in 1996 (this trip is mandatory for every single schoolchild in Dorset, apparently). In 2014, it finally dawned on me that the… More South West Coast Path: chunk 1 – South Haven Point to Swanage


Today’s adventure was a pretty small one – lunch in Studland with a quick walk down to the beach and to Fort Henry. Studland is a small village and peninsula on the southern side of Poole Harbour, home to plenty of heathland, beach and a big sweeping bay bounded on the southern side by Old… More Studland