Follow the footsteps of ancient kings. Discover the remains of the 12th century castle that dominated the hunting grounds of Cranborne Chase. Explore the village that was once a powerful administrate office, blessed with manors and lodges, that, over time, slowly shrank back into the landscape. Distance: 3.5 miles/ 5km Duration: 2 hours Ability: Easy. … Continue reading Cranborne and Castle Hill
Month: January 2021
Stephen’s Castle to Edmondsham – From The Monmouth Ash
From the town of Verwood, head into the forest to discover a castle and ancient stone. Wander along the tracks that connect these old settlements to the landscape. Follow the River Crane past Roman remains and industrial history. Arrive at Cranborne to clamber the castle earthworks and return via Edmondsham with its stately country home. … Continue reading Stephen’s Castle to Edmondsham – From The Monmouth Ash
Discover the sandy peninsula of Arne. Reaching out into Poole Harbour, this stretch of land is managed by the RSPB and home to all six British reptiles. Wander through the ancient woodland, minding out for the odd WW2 bomb crater, to reach the white, shell beach of Shipstal with bordering trees clinging to life by … Continue reading Arne
Tyneham and Flower’s Barrow.
Discover the ruined village of Tyneham, frozen in time since being taken over by the army during WW2. Loved and lost by the residents, who once had hopes to return, today it is little more than crumbling ruins. Climb the hill to the Iron Age hillfort of Flower's Barrow, with views stretching across the Jurassic … Continue reading Tyneham and Flower’s Barrow.