Saturday, 22 June 2013

Walking, Paddling and Eating at Moreton

Do you want to know a good place for paddling?
 then grab your wellies and follow Bobble for a wander to Moreton...
A few miles from Dorchester; it's the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.
 Park up somewhere near the tea rooms (we'll be back there later) and head on down toward the river. You'll glimpse these lovely cottages lining an old fashioned street (complete with authentic horse poo in the road) but your little ones will be heading off at speed because they've spied the water.
 At the bottom of the road you meet the river.
 Over the bridge or through the river. It's really shallow and there's always a child or two paddling.

 There are various walks to take and I think we did part of the Jubilee Trail. Over the stile and off Bobble goes...
Mixed terrain with lanes

and back to the river 
Walk back over the bridge and take a longer look at the pretty houses.
I had my eye on this one.
It looked like no one lived there but then I bumped into another mum I know and she told me excitedly they were awaiting confirmation of letting it. I'm hoping next time we go back I might get a nose inside!
A remarkably bold rabbit.
By this time Bobble was getting hungry so we rounded off the afternoon with a visit to the tea rooms in the former school. 
I'd thought this might be a bit twee but the inside is bright and fresh with an interesting menu.
A couple of nice little rooms off the main dining area to house noisy families but we headed out to the pretty garden.
So Bobble says several nice hours out for the price of a coffee and cake (or free if you take a picnic).


  1. HeHe! Grab your 'WHAT' ???????????

    And....Rabbits are'nt bold....They've got fur!!!!

    Seriously though...I've lived in Dorset must of my natural life...! :). I suppose l've got used of everything...Seeing lovely photos like this, l think, that's not far from me....!

    1. Ha ha! Thank you Willie for pointing out my typo with such subtlety! How appropriate that you should be the one to spot it.
      I know what you mean about getting used to things. I read other people's blogs about holidays in Dorset and realise I sometimes take what's on my doorstep for granted. That's one of the reasons for this little blog really.


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