With roots firmly planted in the earth, The Living Tree cancer support group reaches out, looks up and looks at life in a new, very positive, way…
Length: just under 3 miles. Time: two hours at a leisurely pace. Terrain: flat riverside paths, pavements, a climb up Coneygar Hill and a fairly steep descent.
Take the “Green Ring” round the historic market town of Bridport. There are wonderful views down to the sea from on high, a riverside stroll, ancient bridges and lovely old buildings telling of the town’s heritage as the centre of rope and netmaking — as well as a trip to New Zealand!
The oldest and perhaps the oddest place in Bridport is The Chantry, down South Street. In medieval times it was lived in by two priests who used to get through nearly 50 pints of beer a week and eat lots of salted fish, peas and beans. When they had guests such as the Rector of Bridport, they used to order even more ale. We know this because the priests kept meticulous records of their spending.