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Burton Bradstock's Hive Beach at Sunset

Walk: Burton Bradstock — where the wheels of industry once turned flax into big business

Length: about two miles. Time: An hour or so and time for a walk along the beach. Terrain: level village paths and lanes in the village, a steepish climb and walking on shingle.

The thatched cottages and sleepy lanes of Burton Bradstock today still hold clues to its once thriving industrial heritage

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The remains of Marshwood Castle

Did Chaucer Visit the Marshwood Vale?

On a clear day, looking down from any of the ring of Iron Age hillforts — Pilsdon, Lamberts Castle, Coney’s Castle, Lewesdon — which encircle the Marshwood Vale, the eye may come to rest on a smaller fortification almost exactly at its centre. These stones — 10-foot thick walls resting on a raised motte — are all that remain of Marshwood Castle.

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