South Perrott and Chedington

Enjoy a pub crawl through three villages deep in North West Dorset. Starting in the village of South Perrott, and the Coach and Horses Inn, pass the earthwork remains of the medieval Mohun Castle. Wander into Mosterton to find the tractor in the stain glass window of the church sitting opposite the second pub, The Admiral Hardy. Experience wide open views to the north as you approach the ancient village of Chedington. Once ruled by a powerful county manor the small thatched cottages, stone walls and even the village pump still stand proud, despite the efforts of nature. Follow the road to Winyard’s Gap, a location associated with a crime that was solved twice, but the conclusion still up for debate. Discover a hidden WW2 memorial standing above the Winyard’s Gap Inn, the peak marking the source to two rivers. Return by joining the start of the River Parrett Trail, a route that connects England’s north and south coasts by the Brit Valley Way to the South.

Distance: 5 miles/8km (6miles/9.5 km including Winyard’s Gap)

Duration: 3 hours

Ability: Easy.

Max Height: 645ft.

Min Height: 170ft.

Total climb: 620ft.

Terrain: Path, track, road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis and Bridport and 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis

Start Point: In the layby opposite the Coach and Horses (Postcode: DT8 3HS, Grid Reference: ST472067, What Three Words: helping.wreck.cocktail)

How to Get There: From Broadwindsor, travel north on the B3164. After about 2 miles turn left onto the A3066. After another 2 miles, turn right, signposted for South Perrott. On entering the village, turn right and the layby will appear on your left hand side, marked with a red telephone box and a bench.

Dogs: In accordance with the Countryside Code and any notices on route.

Refreshments: The Coach and Horses in South Perrott, The Admiral Hood Pub in Mosterton or Winyard’s Gap Inn at Chedington.

Neighbouring Walks: Corscombe, Buckham Down, Lewesdon Hill and Laymore

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