Bishop’s Caundle

Cut through a corner of the Blackmore Vale, along peaceful country lanes, ancient tracks and old drove roads. Pass historic farms, country manors and the oldest working post-box in the country. Discover two medieval packhorse bridges, a lost turnpike road and the vineyards that produce the grapes for Sherborne Castle.

Distance:  6 miles/9km

Duration: 2-3 hours

Ability: Easy.

Max Height: 400ft.

Min Height: 220ft.

Total climb: 200ft.

Terrain: Track, path, road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne

Start Point: Bishop’s Caundle recreation ground. (Postcode: DT9 5JZ, Grid Reference: ST692128, What Three Words: emails.fired.radically).

How to Get There: From Sherborne, travel south on the A352. At the top of the hill turn left onto the A3030, following the same road for just under 5 miles. On entering Bishop’s Caundle, take the first right with the car park just off the road on the left. 

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

Refreshments: Passed on route is The White Hart in Bishop’s Caundle.

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