Corfe Castle and Knowle Hill

Distance: 4 miles/6kmTime: 1.5 hoursTotal climb: 450ft. Max height: 490ft.Min height: 60ft Terrain: Track, path, and field.Exertion: Medium, one big climb.Start: National Trust Castle Car park (Postcode: BH20 5ED. Grid Reference: SY959824) Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Wareham travel south on the A351 for about 4 miles. The … Continue reading Corfe Castle and Knowle Hill

Langton Herring and Fleet

Distance: 5.5 miles/9 kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 390ft. Max height: 220ft.Min height: 0ft. Terrain: Track, path, road, beach and field.Exertion: EasyStart: The Elm Tree Inn (Postcode: DT3 4HU, Grid reference: SY614824) Map OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck & South DorsetHow to get there: From Weymouth take the B3157 towards Chickerell. After about two miles at Langton … Continue reading Langton Herring and Fleet

Wimborne St Giles and Knowlton

Distance: 5 miles/8kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 270ft. Max height: 325ft.Min height: 140ft. Terrain: Track, road and field.Exertion EasyStart: St Giles Parish Church (Postcode: BH21 5NR, Grid reference: SU031119) Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury & Cranborne ChaseHow to get there: From Wimborne Minster, travel north on the B3078 for approximately 9 miles. Passing Knowlton circles on … Continue reading Wimborne St Giles and Knowlton

Nether Compton

Distance: 3.5 Miles/6kmTime: 1½ hoursTotal climb: 380ft. Max height: 440ft.Min height: 140ft. Terrain: Track, path, and field.Exertion: EasyStart: Park in the village, the road is wide both before and after the church, near The Green. Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and SherborneHow to get there: From the A30, between Yeovil and Sherborne, turn north off … Continue reading Nether Compton

The Dorsetshire Gap

Distance - 6 1/4 miles Duration - 2 1/4 hours. Exertion - Medium - a few steep climbs. Terrain - Path, track and road. Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Map - OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start - Opposite the church in Mapowder Refreshments - … Continue reading The Dorsetshire Gap

Up Cerne

Distance: 5 miles/8 kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 420ft.Max height: 870ft.Min height: 460ft.Terrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium - one steep climb.Start: Hillfield Hill Nature Reserve (Postcode: DT2 7BG, Grid reference: ST636039).Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere RegisHow to get there: Hillfield Hill is on a small road that joins the A37 to … Continue reading Up Cerne

Coney’s Castle, Lambert’s Castle and Pilson Pen.

Distance: From a mile to as long as you like.Time: At your own leisure.Total climb: Coney's Castle and Lambert’s Castle associated car parks are almost on a level setting with the hillforts. However, Pilsdon Pen does require a short, steep climb to reach the top, approx. 200ft.Max height: Coney’s castle – 689ft. (210m), Lambert’s Castle- … Continue reading Coney’s Castle, Lambert’s Castle and Pilson Pen.

Leigh, The Castle and The Miz Maze.

Distance: 4 miles/6 kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 180ft.Max height: 350ft.Min height: 200ft.Terrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Easy.Start: Leigh Village Hall (Postcode: DT9 6HL, Grid reference: ST619085).Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere RegisHow to get there: From Sherborne take the A352 south to Dorchester. As you approach Longburton, take the road on the … Continue reading Leigh, The Castle and The Miz Maze.