‘Immediately before her was the large, smooth millpond, overfull, and intruding into the hedge and into the road. The water, with its flowing leaves and spots of froth, was stealing away, like Time, under the dark arch, to tumble over the great slimy wheel within. On the other side of the mill pond was an open place called the Cross, because it was three quarters of one, two lanes and a cattle drive meeting there’.
Military Manoeuvres: The Trumpet‐Major & The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion ‐ (5 miles)
(OS Explorer Map OL15)
Start from The Springhead pub beside the millpond in Sutton Poyntz (NGR SY 707 837)
A Thomas Hardy Society walk.