Explore the historically rich, golden hued village of Abbotsbury by wandering though crumbling ruins, which tower up to the sky, as well as those hidden, knocking at the ankles. Find ancient sculptures of long gone Abbots and holes from musket balls fired during the Civil War. Discover the medieval pond with the great tithe barn … Continue reading Abbotsbury Railway
After visiting the ancient abbey remains and the magical St Augustine’s Well, explore the southern landscape of Cerne Abbas. Pass the 13th century Tithe Barn and clamber the medieval earthworks of the deserted village before exploring the woodland and River Cerne’s valley, the water having supplied breweries for centuries (Cerne Abbas Brewery still going for … Continue reading Cerne Abbas, Bramble Bottom and St Catherine
This short walk is crammed full of interest and history. Beginning on the old railway and meeting Crawford castle, it then takes you across the River Stour to a special church with a hidden secret. On your return you pass a famous perfumery, with a café which serves products that use flora grown in their … Continue reading Spetisbury old Railway line, Crawford Castle, St Mary’s Church and Keyneston Mill
From a new castle to a ruined one. A hidden village to a demolished church, over a railway and through mysterious woodland, circling the old castles of Sherborne. The landscape was loved by Sir Walter Raleigh, who made himself a stone seat in his castle gardens to sit, smoke, watch the deer run wild and … Continue reading Sherborne Castles, circling old and new.