Distance - 5 miles (a shorter walk for Hambledon also available) Duration - 2 hours. Exertion - Medium. Terrain - Path, track and field. Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Few gates, no stiles. Map - OL Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranbourne Chase Start - Car park at the … Continue reading Hambledon and Hod Hill
From the smuggling coastline of Osmington, explore inland to discover pirate secrets in the nearby village of Osmington. Follow the River Jordan to Sutton Poyntz, in the shadow of Chalbury Hill fort. Visit the ducks of the village before climbing up to the chalk White Horse, there to honour a mad king. From the ridge, … Continue reading Osmington Mills to The White Horse
Distance: From a mile to as long as you like.Time: At your own leisure.Total climb: Coney's Castle and Lambert’s Castle associated car parks are almost on a level setting with the hillforts. However, Pilsdon Pen does require a short, steep climb to reach the top, approx. 200ft.Max height: Coney’s castle – 689ft. (210m), Lambert’s Castle- … Continue reading Coney’s Castle, Lambert’s Castle and Pilson Pen.
A hillfort is a type of earthwork once used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. Hillforts developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, roughly at the start of the first millennium BC, some later used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually … Continue reading Dorset Hill Forts
Distance: 3 miles/5kmTime: 1.5 hoursTotal climb: 210ft.Max height: 265ft.Min height: 375ft.Terrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Easy.Start: North Wootton. The Elms Car park. (Postcode: DT9 5JW)Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and SherborneHow to get there: From Sherborne, take the A352 south to Dorchester. At the top of the first hill, take the A3030 to Blandford. … Continue reading North Wootton
Distance - 6 miles/9 kmDuration - 2.5 hours.Exertion - EasyTerrain - Track, road and pathDogs - In line with the countryside code and be aware of livestock and wildlife.Maps - OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere RegisStart - Bovington Camp viewing car park. Postcode: BH20 7NQRefreshments - None on route Hidden among South East … Continue reading Lawrence of Arabia, Moreton and Cul-peppers Dish.