Bincombe and Chalbury Hillfort

From the little village of Bincombe, climb high up the hill to appreciate panoramic views of the Jurassic Coastline, stretching from Lyme Regis to St Aldhelm’s Head. Pass a golf course that has carved its own way into history, helping to begin the craze of the Ryder Cup. Explore woodland and ruins along old medieval … 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


Explore the forgotten landscape of Ringstead. From the peaks of South Down, scattered with prehistoric activity, discover panoramic views of the Jurassic coastline. Visit the lonely but romantic chapel, sitting on the slopes, the building tinged pink, decorated with Whistler windows and dedicated to two locals. The churchyard remembers those lost at sea, while the … 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