Just outside Dorchester is the Hardy Monument.
It is a monument to a different Thomas Hardy, not the famous author but a naval war hero.
From here the views of the surrounding counrtyside and coast are very nice.
The road leads onward to the picturesque thatched village of Abbotsbury.
I recently visited there for the first time.
Unaware there was a burger van there I took my own picnic and when I tried to use the bin marked 'rubbish' the van driver came and shouted at me that I was not allowed to use the bin as I had not purchased the food from him.
When I asked him if he would rather I dumped my litter in the countryside than use the bin he continued to shout at me.
It was my first stop of many on a touring holiday and his bad vibes rubbed off a little and got my trip off to not the best start.
What is ironic is that the van Hobo Organics tries to promote itself as spiritual!
The driver with the pony tail needs to calm down and show manners to prospective customers and if he really doesn't want tourists to use the bin he needs to write on it 'for customers only'.