Travel: England – A walk in Sturminster Newton, Dorset

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In July we went on a short holiday to England of which I have already written several posts. I still owe you lots of beautiful pics, so let’s continue on our trip…

On one day we did a little roundtrip covering some inland sights in this beautiful county. Our first stop was Sturminster Newton, which was only a ten minute drive from our holiday home.

Sturminster Newton lies in the pieceful, rural Blackmore Vale. We did a little stroll through the village, which is covered in charming thatched cottages. Sturminster Newton is a lively village and on the local farmers market (every 4th Saturday of the month), you can buy local products and experience the true taste of Dorset.

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Our main goal of our visit to Sturminster Newton however, was to follow a walking trail for a couple of miles. This allowed us a glimpse of the stunning countryside, once home to writer Thomas Hardy (who wrote Tess of D’Urbervilles amongst other classics).

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DSC_3626We passed the famous Sturminster Newton Mill, a 16th century mill, one of the few remaining working mills in Dorset. When the mill is open, a supervisor will explain how the grain is turned into flour and he will also tell you a thing or two about the history.

 

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With the Sturminster Newton Mill on the background.

 

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The mill is idyllically situated alongside the river Stour, the longest river in Dorset. This gives splendid riverside views and there are several picnic areas.

We walked a bit further, crossing some farms and pastures until we reached Colber Bridge, a 19th century cast iron footbridge, which is listed. This bridge gives a view towards a partly demolished railway bridge. Both bridghes are beautifully situated in the Dorset countryside.

 

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Colber bridge in the foreground, the demolished railway bridge in the background.

 

 

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A bit further on, we reached the centre of the village again, heading towards the car park to drive on to our next stop Blandford Forum of which I will make a travelpost next week!

See you soon here on ‘the good, the fab and the lovely’ 🙂

Love, Kathleen

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2 thoughts on “Travel: England – A walk in Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    FashionNotFear said:
    October 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm
      kaybe610 responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 10:29 am

      The cottages are soooooo cute… we couldn’t decide which we would buy 😀 Thanks for stopping by. Love, Kathleen

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