Ansty and Bingham’s Melcombe

Ansty and Bingham’s Melcombe Distance: 3 miles/5 km Duration: 1 hour Ability: Easy. One climb. Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Can get very boggy. Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: The Fox Inn at Ansty (Postcode: DT2 7PW, Grid reference: ST765032) How to Get There: From Blandford Forum, take … Continue reading Ansty and Bingham’s Melcombe

Wareham and Poole Harbour

From the Saxon town of Wareham, follow the River Frome to Poole Harbour, tracing the reverse route of invading Danes. Curve around Swineham Point with views stretching from Arne peninsula, to Brownsea Island and to the shimmering conurbation of Poole. Meet the River Piddle entering  Wareham via the ancient town walls. Pass a stunning example … Continue reading Wareham and Poole Harbour

Portesham, The Hell Stone and Hardy’s Monument

Distance: 6 miles/10 kmTime: 2.5 hoursTotal climb: 700ft. Max height: 800ft.Min height: 200ft. Terrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium, some steep climbs.Start: The Kings Arms (Postcode: DT3 4LX, Grid Reference: SY602856) Map OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Weymouth take the B3157, Chickerell road. Remain on this road for … Continue reading Portesham, The Hell Stone and Hardy’s Monument

Milton Abbas

Distance: 3 miles/5kmTime: 1 hourTotal climb: 360ft’ Max height: 720ft.Min height: 350ft. Terrain: Track, path, and field.Exertion: EasyStart: In Milton Abbas village, park sensitively to other traffic (Postcode: DT11 0BP, Grid Reference: ST806017) Map OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere RegisHow to get there: From Blandford Forum, take the A354 to Dorchester. At Winterbourne … Continue reading Milton Abbas

Seatown, Chideock and Golden Cap

Distance: 5 miles/ 8 km (can be cut shorter using different tracks, see map)Time: 2 hoursTotal climb: 630ft. Max height 620ft.Min height: 0ft. Terrain: Track, path, field and Road.Exertion: Medium – Big climb to Golden CapStart: Seatown carpark a short walk from the beach, providing easy access for visitors of all ages. (Postcode: DT6 6JU, … Continue reading Seatown, Chideock and Golden Cap