The route walked as recorded on my mobile phone - I went in a clockwise direction
The view back towards Blandford from "The Hanging" just West of the Bryanston School entrance gate.
A venerable Victorian wrought iron gate still in regular use.
Two watchful ewes and their lambs on the crest of the hill near Old Park Wood.
The view from Shothole (yes, that is an 'o'!) looking towards the big house which now houses Bryanston School. The school was started by an Australian schoolteacher who bought Bryanston House together with 450 acres from Lord Portman for the grand sum of £35,000 in 1928.
Diana Lodge, originally part of the Portman estate, was the focus of the Portman Hunt, and the dog kennels are still nearby. I could hear the commotion from the hounds as I passed by.
The fill-in TV transmitter on the hill at Bench Tree Farm overlooking Winterborne Stickland.
I'm not sure how effective the sign would be against someone up to mischief.
A charming cottage at Winterborne Stickland. The road in front of it was closed due to flooding further along the road.
This swollen stream on the green at Stickland is normally a trickle.
The lunch stop and a large bracket fungus on an old stump in Field Grove
High winds have caused quite a bit of destruction all around.
This unfortunate Oak tree looks to have been standing here for around 150 years until it became a victim of the recent storms. Count the rings - if I'm wrong I promise to change that figure!
Someone has planted some pretty Snowdrops round the base of this tree outside Folly Barn.
The inviting valley goes on to reach Durweston - I diverged from the Bridleway here moving SE towards Websley Farm.
The setting sun bathes the panorama to the North in golden light.
A look back to the West from Knighton House School.