West to East Chelborough

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

Sherborne, Leweston and Honeycombe Wood

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

Ibberton Hill

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

Hambledon and Hod Hill

Distance - 5 miles (a shorter walk for Hambledon also available) Duration - 2 hours. Exertion - Medium. Terrain - Path, track and field. Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Few gates, no stiles. Map - OL Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranbourne Chase Start - Car park at the … Continue reading Hambledon and Hod Hill

Osmington Mills to The White Horse

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

Dorchester, Poundbury, river valleys and ancient settlements.

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.