Lawrence of Arabia, Moreton and Cul-peppers Dish.

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 of the River Frome, with its special church and Whistler windows. The lord of the manor being the magistrate who secured the prosecution against the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Return via the tank tracks and military training zones of Bovington while dodging sink holes and any of the six native British reptiles!

Distance:  6 miles/9km

Duration: 2-3 hours

Ability: Easy.

Max Height: 239ft.

Min Height: 65ft.

Total climb: 220ft.

Terrain: Track, path, road and heath.

Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis.

Start Point: Bovington Camp viewing car park (Postcode: BH20 7NQ, Grid Reference: SY825904, What Three Words: erupted.question.vowed).

How to Get There: From Wareham, take the A352 west, away from the town. Shortly after the roundabout, take the right hand turn onto Puddletown Road. Continue through the forest and quarries for about 4.5 miles to the next junction. Turn right and then left onto another road, passing more quarries. After a mile, turn left circling past Clouds Hill and in 200m the car park appears on the left

Dogs: In accordance with the Countryside Code and any notices on route.

Refreshments: None on route but nearby are The Drax Arms in Wool and The Frampton Arms in Moreton.


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