Pulham, Dungeon Hill and Castle Hill

Starting in the small village of Pulham in north Dorset, make your way through the fields of the Blackmore Vale to Dungeon Hillfort. Towering above the landscape topped with cap of hollow forest, discover the ancient ramparts. Built into the earthworks are Victorian arches which, during construction, produced a plethora of ancient goodies. Explore the … Continue reading Pulham, Dungeon Hill and Castle Hill

Dorset Hill Forts

A hillfort is a type of earthwork once used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. Hillforts developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, roughly at the start of the first millennium BC, some later used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually … Continue reading Dorset Hill Forts

Dogbury Hill Fort

Dogbury Hillfort is relatively unknown. Hidden in the depths of North Dorset, buried under a forest of oak and beech, accessible only by those who know it is there; it is a little marvel. To approach the remote fort, the route takes you past an ancient park pale and the exceptional Minterne House gardens. The … Continue reading Dogbury Hill Fort

Warmwell, Moigne Down and Owermoigne

A deserted village with nothing but earthworks to another that still has the homes in shell like form, almost creating a ghost village. Climb Moign Down to the trig point where a number of UFO sightings have been reported, some by reputable sources! Travel back through Owermoigne, home to the oldest inhabited building in Dorset … Continue reading Warmwell, Moigne Down and Owermoigne

St Luke’s Chapel, near Abbotsbury

Behind the popular village of Abbotsbury discover a secret ruined chapel, forgotten by generations and overtaken by nature. The village it once served now just mystical lumps and bumps in the undergrowth. Nearby is Ashley Chase House, the previous owners, who preserved the church and are buried amongst the remains, also played a heroic part … Continue reading St Luke’s Chapel, near Abbotsbury

North Wootton

From the smart little bistro of The Elms, wander across the golf course to Folke, passing its manor house and church. Join onto the old medieval road between Sherborne and Dorchester to reach the ancient building of West Hall, complete with scars caused by historical battle. Make your way through the many orchards and back … Continue reading North Wootton