Corfe Common - Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 37.911 W 002° 03.616
30U E 566460 N 5609307
Quick Description: Corfe Common is a natural habitat owned by the National Trust on the edge of the village of Corfe Castle.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/24/2012 3:02:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMFRKM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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Long Description:
The Common is an important environment where an article about a history walk run by the National Trust described the site as follows:

'a sandstone
ridge south of the picturesque
village of Corfe Castle. Look out
for signs of the human activity
that shaped this interesting
archaeological landscape over
thousands of years, and enjoy the
wide range of wildlife which now
makes its home here.

There are spectacular views on
this walk as the imposing keep
of Corfe Castle rises dramatically
over the village. William the
Conqueror began building the
castle in 1086. It was destroyed
in 1646 by Parliamentarian forces
during the Civil War.

Corfe Common is Dorset’s largest
area of common land. It's an
important place for acid-loving
flowers and grasses, and is the
best spot in England to find the
rare wild chamomile. The bright
yellow blossom of gorse can be
seen from May to October. Have
a sniff and you’ll notice its strong
coconut aroma. Gorse was once
used as a fuel for bread ovens.'
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Corfe Common Corfe Castle Isle of Purbeck Dorset


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
Free


Web page: [Web Link]

References:
http://visitwoods.org.uk/en/visit-woods/pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=27053&site=corfe-common http://www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/wildlife/201-corfe-castle-common.html


National Trust member: yes

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

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