Chetnole and the Melburys

Walk through some of Dorset's central countryside, with views that are hard to match. Climb to the peak of Bubb Hill, near where a murder took place and the where guilty were hug from a tree. Descend into the valley to meet Dorset's smallest church, in honour of St Edwold, who Cerne Abbas is indebted … Continue reading Chetnole and the Melburys

The Bull, Sturminster Newton

Distance: 3 1/2miles/5km Time: 1.5 hours Total climb: 260 ft Max height: 400 ft Min height: 160 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Easy. Some mud after rain. Start: The Bull (Grid Ref: ST785136, Postcode DT10 2BS). How to get there: The pub sits on the opposite side of the road to the … Continue reading The Bull, Sturminster Newton

The Swan, Sturminster Newton

Distance: 4 3/4 miles/7km Time: 2 hours Total climb: 300 ft Max height: 275 ft Min height: 150 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Easy. Some mud after rain. Start: The Swan (Grid Ref: ST786142, Postcode DT10 1AR). Map: Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne How to get there: From the A357, cross over … Continue reading The Swan, Sturminster Newton

Studland

Wander along one of Dorset’s most stunning beaches to the little fishing village of Studland. Discover Henry’s Fort, remains of World War 2 defence with views out to sea, to then head into the seaside settlement. Cross the road to enter the so called barren landscape of Studland Heath. Make your way through the yellow, … Continue reading Studland

The Isle of Portland

Split from the rest of the county, on an outcrop exposed to the mighty wind waves from South America, the Isle of Portland can be a harsh and dramatic environment. The landscape contains so many secrets with many more to probably still to discover. Explore the island, from the prisons to the cliffs and the … Continue reading The Isle of Portland

The Farquharson Arms, Pimperne

Distance: 3 miles/5km Time: 1 hour Total climb: 250 ft Max height: 390 ft Min height: 150 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Easy. Some mud after rain. Start: The Farquharson Arms (Grid Ref: ST904089, Postcode DT11 8TX). Map: Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase How to get there: From Salisbury travel south … Continue reading The Farquharson Arms, Pimperne

The Anvil, Pimperne

Distance: 5 miles/8km Time: 2 hours Total climb: 280 ft Max height: 425 ft Min height: 151 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Medium to Hard. Some mud after rain. Start: The Anvil (Grid Ref: ST905093, Postcode DT11 8UQ). Map: Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase How to get there: From Salisbury travel … Continue reading The Anvil, Pimperne