Bincombe and Chalbury Hillfort

From little Bincombe village, climb the hill to appreciate panoramic views of the Jurassic Coastline. Pass a golf course that has carved its own way into history to then explore woodland and ruins. Pass numerous earthworks and barrows, one with associations of fairies and has even been known to sing. Follow the ridge and skim … Continue reading Bincombe and Chalbury Hillfort

Chalbury and Holt Forest

On the southern edge of Cranborne Chase, explore the thick, ancient forest of Holt. Walk through the traditional village of Hinton Martell to discover a decorative Mediterranean fountain, adapted for the animals. Pass the impressive Gaunt's House, once owned by royalty and now a spiritual retreat. Wander between gnarly oaks and fern lined paths, over … Continue reading Chalbury and Holt Forest

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head, once a bustling settlement during the Stone Age, Iron Age and Roman period and now a peaceful nature reserve. Stroll along the beach with views across the sea to the Isle of Wight and round to Christchurch Harbour. Return via Warren Hill and through the ancient landscape looking over to the Purbecks, deeper … Continue reading Hengistbury Head

Ringstead

Explore the forgotten landscape of Ringstead. From the peaks of South Down, scattered with prehistoric activity, experience the panoramic views of the Jurassic coastline. Venture down to the golden beach via a cliff that can occasionally catch fire and passing a romantic chapel. Delve deep into the ancient woodland, circling village earthworks, while the trees … Continue reading Ringstead

Woodsford Castle

Starting in the youthful settlement of Crossways, explore Thomas Hardy’s Vale of the Great Dairies; over rivers and railways, amongst castles and earthworks. Discover medieval manor houses and timber framed barns, which have stood for centuries, before joining the wide and slow River Frome. Wander through the deserted village of West Woodsford to find its … Continue reading Woodsford Castle