Friar Waddon Hill Summit

Hey peeps!

I did mean to post twice a week, planned Wednesday and Sunday but meh life and CFS flare up got in the way. (Note to self, learn to use scheduling!). However, I did summit Friar Waddon Hill earlier this week and I am so pleased with myself 😀. Due to UK Government easing of lockdown I was able to complete this walk following the guidelines. Total distance 5.9km, total ascent 93M, summit 132M.

We parked at St Lawrence Church, Upwey with the intention of doing the cache there (GC6JCEX) but there was a massive swarm of bees/wasps around the clock tower which put me off getting any nearer….. so we abandoned that plan and headed off in to the Dorset countryside looking for hills….

We passed some curious half-grown cows at Windsbach Farm on the way to the footpath to the summit ridge….

The views from the summit ridge were amazing! We took a moment to admire the cruise ships currently anchored in Weymouth Bay awaiting further easing of Pandemic lockdown. A sight that will probably be rarely seen again….I feel blessed to have had this opportunity.

The majority of the ascent now complete we strolled along the Ridgeline to the summit, Hurrah!

After a rest on the summit enjoying the beautiful sunshine, we retraced our steps back along the ridge to the footpath to Friar Waddon. The name originates from the ownership of the manor at the time of the Domesday being the nunnery at Montevilliers in France!(source https://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2009/05/legging-it-in-dorset/)

Quick cache stop here (GC32WYE) and back along the lane to the car feeling very pleased with myself for my achievement today 😀

Until next time, stay safe everyone.

Rachael

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