The North Dorset Trailway

Originally part of the Somerset and Dorset railway line, the trailway stretches from Sturminster Newton to Blandford Forum. It traces the majority of the old railway line, with only a few diversions, due to modern development. The route is all tarmacked so easily accessible to all, cyclists, walkers, riders and wheelchairs. There are also a … Continue reading The North Dorset Trailway

St Catherine’s Chapel with the kids (Abbotsbury)

Distance: 2.25 miles/3.5km (once at the top of the hill, the route can be as long or as short as you like, even including a stroll into Abbotsbury)Time: 2 hoursTotal climb: 250ftMax height: 275ftMin height: 34ftTerrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: Medium.Start: Chesil Beach Car park (DT3 4LA).Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to … Continue reading St Catherine’s Chapel with the kids (Abbotsbury)

Hambledon Hill with the kids.

Distance: 1.5 miles/2.5km (once at the top of the hill, the route can be as long or as short as you like).Time: 1 hourTotal climb: 350ftMax height: 600ftMin height: 260ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium.Start: Lay-by north of Child Okeford.Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne ChaseHow to get there: From the A357 Blandford … Continue reading Hambledon Hill with the kids.