Woodbury

Travel through Bere Heath to the River Piddle and Bere Valley. Make your way through thick woodland and fern lined paths to pass the site of the ancient Turberville Manor. Climb up to Woodbury Hill Fort, with its forgotten holy well and powerful healing water, especially at the autumn equinox! Continue through the ancient wood to Bloxworth. Past the once-ruined Bloxworth Manor to return through the village and Wareham Forest.

Distance:  10 miles/16km

Duration: 3 hours (by bike)

Ability: Easy.

Max Height: 350ft.

Min Height: 60ft.

Total climb: 290ft.

Terrain: Track, road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 15 Purbeck and South Dorset

Start Point: Edge of Wareham Forest. (Postcode: BH20 7NN, Grid Reference: SY872932, What Three Words: waters.impose.encroach).

How to Get There: From Bere Regis take the A35 East to Bournemouth. After 1500m turn right onto Sugar Hill. As soon as you enter into the woodland, large laybys, on both sides of the road, are perfect for parking.   

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

Refreshments: Nearby are the Drax Arms in Bere Regis and The Silent Woman at the southern end of Wareham Forest.

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