The DogPeople Blog
  1. Corfe Castle and Church Knowle walk added

    We have added basic walking instructions for a 7.8 mile route we enjoyed with our two Airedale Terriers on our recent trip to Dorset.  These should be enough for experienced walkers to follow but, if you are not fully confident,  we recommend you take a map or advantage of the GPX file we can supply.  The walk includes sections of Corfe Common, farm land and the ridge overlooking Corfe Castle as well as woodland; it provides excellent views of the castle ruins.  There should be lots of opportunity for your dogs to explore new scents and several places where they will be able to run free (if well behaved – we didn’t encounter any livestock but saw evidence of them).  Lottie and Murphy enjoyed a paddle in the river near the end – and had a good drink too; we are sure lots of other dogs will appreciate this.  Human walkers should enjoy the views and tranquil countryside.  Some might be interested in an information board about a military secret kept for many years (re The Creech Barrow Seven).  We enjoyed a quiet sit with tea and cakes at The Animal Sanctuary at Church Knole (so did a tiny bit for animal welfare too).

    Creech Barrow 7 information board on our walk route

    Creech Barrow 7 information board

    Mary Baxter's memorial stone seen on our walk with the dogs

    Mary Baxter’s memorial stone

    Creech Barrow 7's memorial stone

    Those who served

    Murph dog sits by Mary Baxter's stone

    Murphy sits to read Mary Baxter’s inscription!