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

Discover an ancient stone that marks a spot of magic. Join the Wessex ridgeway along the hilltops to descend to Up Cerne and its avenue of trees. Climb back through ancient woodland with views down to the impressive Minterne House. Distance: 5 miles/8 kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 420ft.Max height: 870ft.Min height: 460ft.Terrain: Track, path, road … 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.