Kerrie Ann Gardner | Castle
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Corfe Castle, Dorset

Castle

I once rode my mountain bike from Lyme Regis to Bournemouth. It took me nine hours in total. On my way, I passed Corfe Castle, on the Isle of Purbeck. I decided there and then that I should return to photograph it when the conditions where better. The structure, which was one of the first castles in England to be built out of stone instead of mud and timber, dates back to the 11th century.

A few evenings later, near the summer solstice, I was stood on an adjacent hill on a clear day at sunset. The evening light was deep and rich in colour. Swifts and ravens circled the castle (in fact, if you look closely enough at this image you may just spot a swift) and I was very happy to get a photograph of such an impressive ruin in good conditions.

Date

June 28, 2015

Category

Dorset