The Walking Book Club in Dorset

Love books and love walking? Then the Dorset Walking Book Club is for you.

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Informal, friendly and designed to put everyone at ease, we will meet once every other month on the first Sunday. See above for details of the next Dorset Walking Book Club walk - on Sunday 6th April 2014.

Sometimes we’ll walk the landscape of the selected book. Other times we’ll walk and talk about a selected book or theme, and choose a fitting location to walk in.

Sometimes the coast, other times inland; sometimes the thoroughfare, other times the road less travel'd (sorry - couldn't resist it!).

Walks will be designed not to be strenuous. And to last for approx. two hours. At least that's the plan - but tell us what you think.

Dogs, children and friends welcome. After the walk we'll head for a drink or lunch at a local pub (though obviously this is optional!). In summer we may risk a picnic.


Return of the Native

We had a wonderful morning for our walk in Thorncombe Wood, on the trail of 'Return of the Native.' Lots of good conversation about books and life as we walked the criss-crossing paths of the heath, reflecting on the choices that life presents us, and the tangles fortunes of the characters in the novel played out on these same paths. 

In the photo at the top, Mo is outlined against the sky at the Rainbarrow, before we plunged back down into the valley on our way across to 'Mistover Knap' and then 'leaving the house, [we] descended the hill on the side towards Bloom's End, where she walked slowly along the valley: 

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