Buckland Newton

In the far corner of the Blackmore Vale lies the village of Buckland Newton, a combination of medieval hamlets, linked together by streams, slopes and tracks. Home to William Barnes ancestors and a village passed through by one of Thomas Hardy’s tragic characters, it is surrounded by ancient settlement sitting on the hilltops. A golden table is said to be hidden in a well nearby, but efforts to retrieve it were abruptly ended by a forceful act of nature!

Distance:  4.5 miles/6km

Duration: 2 hours

Ability: Easy.

Max Height: 640ft.

Min Height: 387ft.

Total climb: 400ft.

Terrain: Track, path road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis.

Start Point: Holy Rood Church. (Postcode: DT2 7BS, Grid Reference: ST687052, What Three Words: tanks.splashes.talents).

How to Get There: From Sherborne, follow the A352 south for nearly 7 miles. Divert left, when the road splits, coming off the A352. At the top of the next hill, turn sharply left to run along the ridge. At the bottom of the steep descent, turn right, Holy Rood church appearing ahead.

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

Refreshments: On route is The Gaggle of Geese country pub.

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