Hardy’s Birthplace

Sunday 12th November 2023

Start 10.00am

For more general info go to Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre. where more detailed directions and information on the facilities and surrounding area can be found.

The actual foray route can be fairly uneven with some awkward slopes and of course the obligatory mud!

Meet at Thorncombe Woods (Hardy’s Birthplace) car park, Higher Bockhampton, Stinsford.

Be aware that car parking spaces are limited here and it fills up very quickly with general walkers etc, especially if it is a nice day. We strongly advise you to arrive in good time. Please also note that since we last visited here in 2022 there is a new ANPR parking machine installed which now takes cash/card and online payments. The system clocks you in on arrival with a camera and at the end of your visit you need to enter your registration number details into the machine, it will then let you know how much to pay. 

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