Fifehead Neville

Explore the little villages of the Fifeheads. Discover a giant mausoleum in the churchyard and the pack horse bridge over the River Devilish (one of only three in the county). Pass the site of one of Dorset’s most impressive Roman villas that has unearthed Roman jewellery, elegant stone columns and elaborate mosaics. Return via medieval … Continue reading Fifehead Neville

Gussage Down

In the north east corner of Dorset sits the ancient landscape of Cranborne Chase. High on it’s chalk hills, wander through the spiritual environments scattered with Bronze Age barrows. Explore the large earthworks of an Iron Age settlement to then join the footsteps of Roman soldiers on Ackling Dyke. Distance:  6.5 miles/10.5 km Duration: 3 … Continue reading Gussage Down

Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

From the hamlet of Stoford, surrounded by a selection of medieval buildings, cross over the stream to enter into Dorset. Climb the hills, marked with landowners natural and manmade decoration, to the mysterious village of Ryme Intrinseca, accompanied with legends of a golden table taken during the reformation and buried somewhere in the open countryside. … Continue reading Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

Anderson and Combs Ditch

Begin at a unique church with original aged oak beams, saved by the spirit of Thomas Hardy and described by Prince Charles as exquisite. Pass the 17th century Manor House, now growing old, its formal landscape fading back to nature. The house was a home for freshly captured German soldiers in WW2, still wearing pyjamas. … Continue reading Anderson and Combs Ditch

Toller Porcorum to Wynford Eagle

In the village of the pigs, discover the old railway, now overtaken by trees, to clamber stiles, cross plank bridges and circle gnarly oaks in the narrow valleys of tributaries of the River Hooke. Climb to the top of Wynford Wood to gain wide open views across the Dorset countryside and down to the ancient … Continue reading Toller Porcorum to Wynford Eagle