More places in Dorset

A few more photographs of my recent trip to Dorset last weekend. Fuller photo set here. All the places (except the pub) are owned and managed by the National Trust.

Brownsea23This is Corfe Castle – visiting details here.

The Castle was abandoned in the 1600s

This is a pelican – a pre-Christian symbol near the gate house at Corfe Castle. The pelican according to the legend fed her young by feeding them with her own blood – see here for more details

Sheep grazing the steep slopes of Corfe Castle

The Cerne Addas Giant north of Dorchester – see here for visiting details

Captured at the local pub

A male peacock on Brownsea Island

And a rather fine free ranging chicken

Baden Powell statue on Brownsea – the place where he founded the Scouting movement

Houses on Brownsea

The ferry leaving for the Channel Islands

The ‘Castle’ on Brownsea run by the John Lewis partnership for their staff

If you missed my earlier blog on Brownsea’s red squirrels –see here – it also includes visiting details for the island.

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