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Purbeck Odyssey 2016

Once again Leukaemia Busters’ luck with weather held good and, apart from a very brief shower, the Purbeck Odyssey took place on Saturday 18th June in good conditions.

The new base at Harmans Cross Village Hall was very successful and we are very grateful to them for all their help.   Having indoor facilities meant that we weren’t subject to the vagaries of the weather and walkers were able to register indoors and then enjoy the plentiful  cakes and tea on offer,  either outside overlooking the well kept playing field or under cover of the marquee generously donated for the occasion by Camelot Marquees, when they had finished their chosen walks.   

The Village Hall is a stone’s throw from the Swanage Steam Railway station where the Whale walkers arrived back having walked 7 miles to Swanage or from where the Dolphin walkers departed before walking 12 miles from Swanage back to Harmans Cross via St Aldhlems Head.   This meant the whole day was punctuated with the nostalgic sound of steam trains passing back and forth.

See a full report and acknowledgements here and a selection of photos here