Dorset Adventures

Explore the deepest, darkest corners of Dorset by foot, wheel or hoof. Discover hidden ruins, beautiful views and ancient monuments. Visit places where mystery exists but only traces remain. Follow the footsteps of our ancestors and escape into this wonderful landscape.

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Little Bredy

Distance: 8.75 Miles/14kmTime: 4 hoursTotal climb: 820ft. Max height: 720ft.Min height: 210ft. Terrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: MediumStart: Park in the centre of the village, just off the road on the green. (Postcode: DT2 9HN, Grid Reference: SY587890, What Three Words: newly.aboard.regress) Map: OL15 Explorer Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Dorchester, head … Continue reading Little Bredy

Fifehead Neville

Distance:  5.5 miles/8 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 143ft Max Height: 320ft Min Height: 200ft Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: (Postcode DT10 2AL, Grid reference: ST768109, What Three Words: sprouting.calms.inspects.) How to Get There: From Sturminster Newton, go over the bridge and turn … Continue reading Fifehead Neville

Gussage Down

Distance:  6.5 miles/10.5 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Medium Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 375ft Max Height: 480ft Min Height: 160ft Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase Start Point: Harley Lane, Gussage All Saints (Postcode BH21 5HD, Grid reference: ST998107, What Three Words: shameless.bricks.sits.) It is also possible to cut this … Continue reading Gussage Down

Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

Distance:  6.5 miles/10 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 123ft Max Height: 227ft Min Height: 120ft Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: Silver Street in Stoford (Postcode BA22 9UF, Grid reference: ST566133, What Three Words: smashes.wiped.parade.) How to Get There:  From Dorchester, take the A37 … Continue reading Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

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