The Crown Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews The Crown Hotel Sturminster Newton
Travel Blogs from Sturminster Newton
Mary cooked us a lovely breakfast in her Aga. We also had a variety of fruit, including gooseberries from the garden. Mary had a long chat-- she has to cycle now due to bad eyesight stopping her from driving. We set out for our last day of walking at around 9oc. It was an easy walk, pretty flat and only slightly overgrown in places. Passing the watercress ...
... The paths were well defined and not too overgrown. The way markers have improved in the second half of the Trail. We had a couple of showers but nothing major. We arrived at Cashmoor House well before 1oc, so left our boots and bags and caught a bus to Blandford. It only took 20minutes and we were dropped in the town centre. The Morrisons was a good place to stock up with food and we checked the bus times from Cranborne at the Information ...
... fields to Winterborne Stickland. The tracks were overgrown in places, but nothing that we could not walk through. Just before Durweston we joined the Stour Valley Way going through the old Mill, and then on to Stourpaine where we left the Way. The pub in Stourpaine had been demolished with houses planned on the site. We ...
... vibrancy, a special delight. I am reminded of the writings of J.A. Baker, an Englishman who spent much of his life studying peregrines. In his famous book The Peregrine, he comments on the great difference between a live experience and knowledge gained from a book:
"The hardest thing of all to see is what is really there. Books about birds show picture of the peregrine, and the text is full of information. Large and isolated in the gleaming whiteness ...
... Of course, we couldn't enjoy it as much as we might have wanted. Access was limited to one side of the henge and park police monitored our actions to ensure we wouldn't try and slip away down the path to the Heel Stone, which would have afforded the more classic view of the structure (with some uprights and lintels still standing.) Instead, we had the view of fallen stones and collapsed ruins. It was also pouring rain and miserably cold and windy. ...