St Aldhelm’s Head

A short walk to the end of the Portland Limestone peninsula of St Aldhelm’s Head. Pass the little, square chapel, dedicated to the same Saint, with a mystical history. Follow the top of the cliff to dip down and climb back up to the war memorial. Discover the hidden Chapman’s Pool, accessible only by footpaths, … Continue reading St Aldhelm’s Head

The Stickler

10k running race organised by the Dorset Doddlers. Otherwise known as the Dorset three peaks. Climbing three major hills- Okeford, Hod and Hambledon.

Badbury Rings Bike ride

Distance - 10 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - EasyTerrain - Path, track and road.Max height - 300ftMin height - 110ftTotal climb - 350ftMap - OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne ChaseStart - Badbury Rings car park (Postcode: BH21 4DZ, Grid Reference: ST960030, What Three words: additives.vouch.ticked)Refreshments - None on route, closest pubs are The True … Continue reading Badbury Rings Bike ride

Puncknowle and West Bexington

Distance - 4 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - Medium.Terrain - Path, track and road.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Few gates, a couple of stiles.Map - OL Explorer 15 Purbeck and South DorsetStart - Puncknowle, The Crown Inn (Postcode: DT2 9BN, Grid reference: SY534886). Alternate starts can be at … Continue reading Puncknowle and West Bexington

Bokerley Ditch

Trace the front line of ancient battles by following the path of Bokerley Ditch, an earthwork that helped to create Britain. Wander along the chalk ridge to meet the mystical Penbury Knoll, filled with towering pine trees that whistle in the wind. Return via the hamlet of Pentridge, sitting hidden down a dead end road, … Continue reading Bokerley Ditch

Symondsbury Bike ride

Distance - 7 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - HardTerrain - Path, track and road.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code.Map - OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis and BridportStart - Colmers Estate car park SymondsburyRefreshments - None on route Parking in the Colmer's Estate car park join back onto the road, … Continue reading Symondsbury Bike ride

Tarrant Monkton

From the Langton Arms, deep in the Tarrant Valley, explore the village and find its rare packhorse bridge. Follow the footsteps of medieval travellers, crossing the path of the Roman soldiers and up to the woods on the chalk hills. Discover Tarrant Rushton airfield, which played a crucial role in WW2 but is now just … Continue reading Tarrant Monkton