WI Walk, Tuesday 6th June Portesham to Abbotsbury along the disused railway line.

It was debatable whether we would venture today as the weather in the last few days had been pretty bad but we risked it and I think we five enjoyed this level shortish walk in wind sun and rain. It is a very pretty tree lined bridlepath with an old railway hut, luckily, as we had to shelter  from a sudden downpour on our way back, having  had a coffee at The Swan in Abbotsbury. Arriving  back at Portesham we enjoyed  a very good lunch at The King's Arms. It was particularly good to chat with friends over beautifully cooked food.

WI Walk Tuesday 9th May East Chaldon

Our walk on a lovely sunny day took 6 of us from the village up and down through a valley which this time we extended to a more challenging and uphill terrain towards the coast and back into the village past the pretty cottages. Because the Sailor's Return was not able to give us lunch (a long story) we then drove to Winfrith to the Red Lion. Sometimes, in this area one can see peregrines but at least we heard skylarks.


Walk and Lunch Tuesday 4th April

It was a lovely clear day and a small group of us had a most enjoyable, gentle walk starting from Martinstown, along footpaths behind the church and houses, through farms and farmland and right up to under the ancient hillfort of Maiden Castle.  We returned to Martinstown via a different route alongside the Winterbourne river, then along the village footpath, surrounded by daffodils and other spring flowers.  A hearty lunch and drink at The Brewer's Arms in Martinstown rounded off a wonderful morning.

Girl's Night Out Tuesday 21st March

The Countryman, East Knighton

Walk and Lunch Tuesday 7th March

A group of us enjoyed a walk from The Springhead pub, Sutton Poyntz, along the valley and then up onto the ridge over the famous White Horse, before descending back down to the village and a well-earned lunch!

To say that the walk was, erm, muddy, would be an understatement  - but, do you know what, we had much laughter and fun and we shall certainly never forget it!

Group meeting Monday 20th March at 7pm

Hosted by Wool WI at The D’Urbeville Centre, Wool

  • Competition entries:
  • A limerick or 4 line poem containing word ‘truncheon’
  • A photograph on theme ‘high flyer’
  • One blue hyacinth in a bowl
  • A pencil drawing maximum A4 size

Girl’s Night Out Tuesday 21st February

The Black Dog, Broadmayne

New!  At each B&WK WI meeting there will now be a table for a ‘Magazine Swap Shop’