East and West Chelborough Distance: 7 miles/10km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Some river crossings (small fords). Total Climb: 450ft Max Height: 580ft Min Height: 220ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: (Postcode: DT2 0PY, Grid reference: ST541050.) How to Get There: From Dorchester, … Continue reading West to East Chelborough
Distance: 7 miles/10km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Total Climb: 580ft Max Height: 570ft Min Height: 200ft Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: Sherborne Terraces. (Postcode: DT9 6PS, Grid reference: ST641156, What three words: bonfires.reaction.late) How to Get There: From Sherborne, head out on the A352 … Continue reading Sherborne, Leweston and Honeycombe Wood
Distance: 3 miles/ 5km Duration: 1.5 hours Ability: Easy, short, good for kids. Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Very chalky, not that muddy! Total Climb: 266ft Max Height: 810ft Min Height: 560ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: (Postcode: DT11 0HQ, Grid reference: ST791070.) How to Get There: From … Continue reading Ibberton Hill
Climb to the ancient hilltops of Hambledon and Hod Hill, the two neighbouring Hillforts with very different stories. The views span right across the Blackmore Vale to Somerset and Wiltshire while presiding over the valley of the mighty River Stour and the old Somerset and Dorset railway at their feet. Distance - 5 miles (a … Continue reading Hambledon and Hod Hill
From the smuggling coastline of Osmington, explore inland to discover pirate secrets in the nearby village of Osmington. Follow the River Jordan to Sutton Poyntz, in the shadow of Chalbury Hill fort. Visit the ducks of the village before climbing up to the chalk White Horse, there to honour a mad king. From the ridge, … Continue reading Osmington Mills to The White Horse
From the brand new town of Poundbury, wander into an ancient Roman landscape, following the route of a road and aqueduct. Explore the fields and forests of the hills to dip down into the lush valleys of the Cerne and the Frome. Pass a pond that was the fatal last hurdle on a prisoner’s escape … Continue reading Dorchester, Poundbury, river valleys and ancient settlements.