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Author's Secret Walk of Melbury Abbas

Author's Secret Walk of Melbury Abbas

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Food
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am the author of over twenty books, happily taking others on a tour tour of the Melbury Downs. Let’s discuss writing, poetry, and books if you so wish. Or let’s walk and enjoy the views. I know the best walks to get the best views, and find the secret hideaways tourists would otherwise never see.
Jonathan
Jonathan
Jonathan
Jonathan

What we’ll do

Meet at my home in Melbury Abbas. The tour will pass Grade 2 listed cottages; pass through a place called the secret valley; up beyond the 16th Century church; along Dorset lanes, where you hear the sheep and birds calling; we will then climb to Dorset's fifth highest peak, Melbury Beacon, and stop for a provided picnic of tea and scones, baked freshly and enjoyed with Dorset’s finest clotted…

What else you should know

Walking in the Melbury Downs can be slippery, bring suitable footwear. It is beautiful, bring a camera. We will have a picnic with a view, but be prepared with water and snacks.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Tea & coffee and scones, with jams and clotted cream.

What to bring

walking boots / trainers

Where you'll be

The secret valley. White Pit Lane, and it's glorious Dorset properties. The hedge-surrounded rat-runs leading to Melbury Abbas' 16th c. church. The Melbury Beacon. A patch of beautiful forest up the back entrance to the beacon. The best picnic spot where you can see the whole of Blackmore Vale.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Walking in the Melbury Downs can be slippery, bring suitable footwear. It is beautiful, bring a camera. We will have a picnic with a view, but be prepared with water and snacks.
Jonathan
Author's Secret Walk of Melbury Abbas
New experience
$53/person
New experience
$53/person