Distance - 8 miles (A shorter walk is avaliable)Duration - 2 1/2hours.Exertion - EasyTerrain - path and track. Can be wet underfoot.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Deer present too.Map - OS Explorer 129 - Yeovil and SherborneStart - Opposite the Trooper (parking limited) Postcode: DT10 2JWRefreshments - The … Continue reading Stourton and Purse Caundle
Starting the Wessex Ridgeway in Dorset at Ashmore, the highest village in the county, make your way through woodland and down into the Tarrant Valley. Pass an ancient hidden deer park and use historic smuggling routes that linked the coast to town via Cranborne Chase. Climb the mighty Iron Age hillfort of Hambledon Hill, to … Continue reading Bike ride. The Wessex Ridgeway, part one. Ashmore to Okeford Hill.
Explore the landscape loved by Lawrence of Arabia. Visit his home of Clouds Hill deep in the depths of heath, forest and sinking ground. The land used for a new film about his life in Dorset as well as the background for Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Emma'. Discover the little village of Moreton, sitting in the valley … Continue reading Lawrence of Arabia, Moreton and Cul-peppers Dish.
A small walk around the little town of Lyme Regis, delving down the back streets and along the river valley. Discover an art work by Bansky and a healing well for lepers, standing in the grounds of a disappeared chapel. Weave through the narrow streets to the church, sitting on the edge of the land … Continue reading Lyme Regis