Moreton and Lawrence's resting place
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Come and join us in the beautiful county of Dorset, for a circular walk, Walking through the lovely village of Moreton and visiting the grave of Lawrence of Arabia.
A circular walk of about 10 miles.
Starting from Moreton station along roads, tracks and footpaths through the beautiful village of Moreton and the resting place of Lawrence of Arabia.
Moreton is also known for the windows of its church, St Nicholas, which were designed and engraved by Sir Laurence Whistler over a period of about 30 years. These replaced the original windows which were blown out by a bomb in WWII.
Then crossing the River Frome, through woodland, meadows and heath. There is usually plenty of wildlife to be seen even at this time of year.
Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:
Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see (Keeping Dogs Under Effective Control)
If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour.
Photograph credits Courtesy of geograph and licensed to use uner Common Rights: The Old Post Office, Moreton, geograph-845586-by-peter-beaven.jpg: Moreton sign, geograph-1989934-by-chris-downer.jpg: Church, geograph-2272466-by-adrian-platt.jpg: Bridge at Moreton, geograph-2704009-by-chris-mcauley.jpg. All other photos by myself.
What to bring
For your comfort and safety please be prepared for the anticipated weather and the terrain of the walk - keep in mind the following:
Boots: Hiking boots that are both waterproof and breathable, and provide good ankle support, are important as soon as you encounter any mud. Cross trainers may suffice in good weather and flat routes.
Socks: Proper walking socks keep your feet dry, and help prevent blisters.
Walking Trousers: (ideally water resistant) will be more comfortable than Jeans which are heavy and cold when wet. From April to October shorts are usually a better bet.
Waterproof Over-Trousers: essential in any significant rainfall. Breathable ones are best.
Layered clothing: allows you to quickly adapt to changes in the weather as well as body temperature. E.g. a base layer or a cotton T-Shirt; a mid layer like a micro fleece, or a rugby type thick shirt, and in cooler weather an outer layer consisting of a windproof jacket or a thick fleece.
Waterproof Jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather. You get what you pay for with these. Breathable fabrics are advisable.
Hat: essential both in mid winter to preserve heat and in summer to prevent sunburn and heatstroke.
Gloves: essential in frosty weather.
Small Rucksack: One that is comfortable to wear is essential so that you can use your arms freely. Place valuables in water proof bags inside.
Sunglassses: April- Sept: comfortable sunglasses enhance your pleasure and keep insects out of the eye
Water: even in winter one can loose a litre or more of fluid by perspiration. If you fail to make this up you'll get dehydrated which can lead to headaches and other problems. A hydration bladder is easier to use than bottled water, but higher maintenance.
Food: a packed lunch will be required unless otherwise stated. In addition carry energy bars or similar to counter 'sugar lows'.
Medicines: If you have allergies, are diabetic, or have minor ailments don't forget these!
It's likely to be a tad muddy. Please wear good boots, bring waterproofs and gaiters won't go amiss if you have them.
Food & drink
Please bring your own food and water with you. There are no shops close to the station or en route.