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.

Go where the people don’t go, make the world your own.

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Search for a place, theme, activity, distance or ability to find an adventure for you.

Hand drawn maps are provided for every area mentioned. Prints are also available. See Map page for the full selection.

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Wool and Bindon Abbey

From the little village of Wool, the name deriving from springs rather than sheep, clamber over its old earthworks to reach the remains of the once impressive monastery of Bindon. Follow the little country lane parallel to the flood plains of the River Frome to discover the ruins of St Mary’s church, buried in brambles, … Continue reading Wool and Bindon Abbey

Wootton Fitzpaine

Starting in the little hamlet of Wootton Fitzpaine, pass the village hall and Old Rectory to find the church and Wootton Manor, hidden from the rest of the village. Climb up Conegar Hill for views across the Marshwood Vale and out to sea, a special spot for a couple’s eternal rest. Follow the high ridge … Continue reading Wootton Fitzpaine

Charlton Down

Explore the undulating landscape of Dorset’s chalk downlands; large open fields, scattered with crumbling barns, ruins and abandoned villages. Wander along the old road that linked two Victorian mental asylums before the older building was closed. Follow the little River Cerne, known to be one of the prettiest in the county as it passes old … Continue reading Charlton Down

Guy’s Marsh

Wander through the valley of the Stirchell Brook, its name reflecting a small stream that can turn into a torrent. From an old US military hospital, which was innovative in its methods to motivate and rehabilitate, escape into the surrounding landscape. Discover the old village pub, Blacksmith’s cottage and mill, all of which have managed … Continue reading Guy’s Marsh

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