Sunday, 3 August 2008

Purbeck View from Whiteway

This is the lovely view from Whiteway which is high on the ridge of the Purbeck hills. Looking out to the sea over Kimmeridge and to the right is the abandoned village of Tyneham, taken over by the military during the last war and never returned to the villagers although it was meant to be a temporary move.
We used to take my Mum in law here in the car and have a cup of tea from a flask up there where she could see the view without having to get out of the car. Happy memories.
This area is used for military training and is not always open for walking but at least it stops the dreaded developers getting hold of the land, so it should stay untouched and beautiful.

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

And long may it stay that way Goosey....we need our green open spaces for man and beast.....

Duxbury Ramblers said...

We all seem to have favourite memory spots - Glad to hear it will not be built on.
Sad that the village was never returned, I have no doubt a lot of lives were turned up side down with it.

Goosey said...

Tyneham is really interesting and I will try to do a blog about it sometime, Thanks for your comments

Roy Norris said...

I must check this scene out next time I visit. Very nice.