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This area covers part of the Southwell Business Park and the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) but this is described on the next page north.

This area is rather poor farmland with a generally run-  appearance. Footpaths are shown as red lines on the map

A footpath runs from the top of Sweethill [3]. This used to be a good source of blackberries in the Autumn. This provided me with berries when I went collecting in my lunch breaks from AUWE (now Southwell Business Park/IPACA) in the 1970s.

However, the blackberries are gone and the area is now occupied with stables.

It is curious how many stables exist on Portland despite there being only one bridleway on the island (Watery Lane). Luckily, Portlanders take a relaxed attitude towards horse riding.

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FRIENDLY PIGS [1]

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FOSSIL TREE [2]

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FARM BUILDINGS! [3]

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A MEMORIAL PLAQUE [4]

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ANOTHER OF MY HOBBIES

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A view along the footpath from the top of Sweethill as seen in 2016. Not a blackberry in sight!

PIGS

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At the top of Sweethill was a paddock with some entertaining and friendly pigs - at least they were there in December 2002 but have since gone.

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FOSSIL TREE

Near the pigs' pen is a large boulder which is actually part of a fossil tree. This is the largest I have found just laying around on Portland.

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FARM BUILDINGS

 

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Higher Southwell Farm

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A MEMORIAL PLAQUE

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ANOTHER OF MY HOBBIES

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