Posted by: Alan Kearsley-Evans | September 16, 2011

Windy Worm!

Saturday. Cold wet and windy. Not the day you would have chosen for a walk across a tidal causeway onto the the exposed rock that it is Worms Head.  But as we have come to expect these days, National Trust supporters are made of sterner stuff.

9.30am and everyone was gathered and raring to go. Sian led the walk (it was my first time over to the Worm) and I was backmarker making sure everyone made it over the rougher sections of the walk.

Worms Head gained its original name ‘Wurm’, from the Norse word for dragon as it rises from the sea like a mythical beast. Aside from the impressive limestone geology Sian also pointed out an Iron Age fort, a midden (an ancient spoil heap where shells and other domestic waste was disposed) and a blow hole in the limestone.

After a couple of early soakings the weather began to pick up and at one point Sian was even able to announce ‘look everyone I have a shadow!’.  Worms Head walks are always popular and as the outer head is closed from 1st March until 15th August for nesting birds very few people ever get to walk the full length. As we walked grey seals kept an inquisitive watch over us, although one posed in full slumber mode for everyone to photograph!

As we made our way back across the causeway to the Lookout  the sun finally burst through the cloud, a promising sign for the beach logo day on Sunday.


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