Although work parties are suspended to follow government social distancing guidelines, one of our team, Moira, lives very close to the station and is still able to go up there from time to time. She has just constructed this little shelter on the ‘up’ platform covering the bench originally provided by our good friend Roy, who sadly recently passed away. Two small side tables are provided for teas and coffees and a water butt has been fitted at the rear. The water butt was kindly donated by Moira’s neighbour and the rest is made from recycled timber and hardware so the only expense was the paint. A nice place to relax and enjoy the views in this gorgeous weather!
Our friends at the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust have just launched an appeal to safeguard their future. Please support them if you can – full details here.
Our friends in Spetisbury Village have shared the following information with us. Please remember the social distancing rules when out and about and stay at least 2m apart from others.
A helpful villager has pointed out that as we are all in lockdown, people are out walking more than normal, and understandably, the Trailway can become quite busy. If you are not normally a walker, or have only recently moved to the area, you may find the walks page on our website useful
There are five different local walks, starting from The Woodpecker pub, each about 3 to 4 miles, and they can be linked together or added onto to take one outside the parish boundaries. The walks do need a little updating but are basically still as they were. Although the pub is closed, you can start each walk from a point to suit you.
Here is the link to the website, and while you’re there, have a little look at what we normally get up to in our unusually quiet village!