Walk in the footsteps of Thomas Hardy and William Barnes

The walk will be guided by Dr Tony Fincham and Alistair Chisholm. It will start at Max Gate, following in Hardy's footsteps across the fields and the wooded Came Down to Winterbourne Came Church, where William Barnes was rector and where he is buried. On the return route the walk will pass William Barnes' rectory and on the return there will be the chance to tour  Max Gate.

Max Gate was designed by Hardy and built by his brother and father. Thomas Hardy lived in the house from 1885 until his death in 1928.  William Barnes lived at Came Rectory from 1862 until his death in 1886.

Dr Tony Fincham is the author of Hardy's Landscape Revisited and Exploring Thomas Hardy's Wessex

Alistair Chisholm is Town Crier of Dorchester and an experienced tour manager and guide.

The walk is about 2.5 miles and will take approximately 2 hours.

Listing Details

Sunday 22nd October 9.30am

Venue

Max Gate

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00

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