Circle the hidden landscape of East and West Chelborough. Accessible only down dead end roads, this forgotten area was once powerful. Dominated by two castles both eventually lost, the stone recycled in local farm buildings. Little is known, but swords have been found! It neighbours a secret church. Built in the valley and circled by … 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
A short but sweet explore of the slopes of Ibberton. The hills divde Dorset into different patterns of North and South, visible from the peak of Ibberton. Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers as well as the writer Thomas Hardy. Distance: 3 miles/ 5km Duration: 1.5 hours Ability: Easy, short, good for kids. Terrain: … 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.