The Cure Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Hit-Filled Hyde Park Show – | bedfordburrow

“The Cure delved deep into their catalogue for a lengthy 40th anniversary celebration of the band’s goth sentimentalism at London concert.” –

On a hot sunny London day we saw The Cure at their majestic best. Rolling Stone give the set list.

We left Hyde Park and melted into the London night, exhausted but happy & Cured. A perfect set. A perfect performance.

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Ringstead Bay | bedfordburrow

There is a free National Trust car park on top of the hill overlooking Ringstead Bay. From the car park there are great views over the bay to Portland and Burning Cliff. Illustrated sign boards show paths and locations.

View the larger Google map below to see locations, paths and places of interest. Zoom out to see how to get to Ringstead Bay.

There are some steep climbs on the paths up and down from the bay.

Alternatively there is private pay car park by the café (kiosk) right down in the bay.

You can always take a comfy chair and a flask and just sit on the hill to enjoy the views….

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Willington, Bedfordshire. | bedfordburrow

If you park in the National Trust car park (see map below) near the Dovecote (sign posted off Bedford Road), there are three buildings of historical interest dating from the 16th century. The Dovecote dates from 1543, the stables from 1539 and the church of St Lawrence.

From there you can walk either via the river path or the old railway path towards Danish Camp Visitor Centre, on towards Willington Lock and then re-join the old railway route on to Blunham

A display board near the car park shows places of interest and a useful map showing a variety of paths and routes to explore the area….

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Sutton Poyntz, Dorset | bedfordburrow

Sutton Poytnz is a small Dorset village just off the A353. As you go down the hill and enter  Preston on the A353, the road to Weymouth, it’s easy to miss. But it’s worth stopping off and taking the time to walk through the village.

Enjoy sitting by the village pond. Call in at the Springhead, the village hostelry. Walk down the path that runs behind Sutton Mill. An hour spent strolling will be an hour well spent.

The hills behind the village were occupied during the neolithic and bronze ages, with barrows dating back 4000 years. For the more energetic, outstanding views of the coast are…

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Abbottsbury Station, Dorset | bedfordburrow

Abbottsbury Station was at the end of a branch line running from Weymouth, with the branch junction being at Upwey. The station opened in 1885 and the line finally closed in 1952.

There was a station halt at Coryates and a station at Portisham. The line continued from Portisham and terminated at Abbottsbury.

There was a single platform at Abbottsbury, which is still there. A house and garage have been built on the site of the station yard and platform.

To the east of the station is the old goods shed and the old track-bed forms a public footpath to Portisham, approximately one &…

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Oil company ordered to restore South Downs drilling site – DRILL OR DROP? | bedfordburrow

UK Oil and Gas, the company behind oil drilling projects across southern England, has been ordered to restore a site in the South Downs National Park where no exploration work has been done since 2…

Source: Oil company ordered to restore South Downs drilling site – DRILL OR DROP?

Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP said,

“I’m delighted the South Downs National Park Authority has told UKOG to shut up shop at Markwells Wood once and for all. This is a welcome victory for the Green campaigners, local residents and anyone who cares about protecting our precious national parks.”

“Markwell’s Wood…

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