Discover a secret of the Jurassic Coast, hidden down narrow roads, for only the brave to venture. The small village of Eype (Lower and Higher) sits on the river Eype as it meets the sea on the shingle beach at Eype Mouth. Walk back through the village and through ancient woodland to the historical landscape … Continue reading Eype and Thorncombe Beacon
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
From the smart little bistro of The Elms, wander across the golf course to Folke, passing its manor house and church. Join onto the old medieval road between Sherborne and Dorchester to reach the ancient building of West Hall, complete with scars caused by historical battle. Make your way through the many orchards and back … Continue reading North Wootton
Distance: 16 miles/23km - shorter or longer routes optional (see map)Time: 3 hoursTotal climb: 400ftMax height: 300ftMin height: 160ftTerrain: Road.Exertion: Easy.Start: At The Crown Inn in Marnhull (DT10 1LH).Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne.How to get there: From Sturminster Newton, travel north on the B3092. On entering the village stay on the same road … Continue reading The Crown Inn, Marnhull Bike Ride
There are still ways in which we can appreciate what is around us despite the current circumstances. Rest, relax, breathe and explore! See the link below.... https://gatheroutdoors.co.uk/blogs/news/10-ways-nature-can-help-you-stay-healthy-and-happy-curing-lockdown
Starting the Wessex Ridgeway in Dorset at Ashmore, the highest village in the county, make your way through woodland and down into the Tarrant Valley. Pass an ancient hidden deer park and use historic smuggling routes that linked the coast to town via Cranborne Chase. Climb the mighty Iron Age hillfort of Hambledon Hill, to … Continue reading Bike ride. The Wessex Ridgeway, part one. Ashmore to Okeford Hill.
Distance - 3 miles/4 km Duration - 1 hour. Exertion - Easy, steep climbs up to the car parks. Terrain - Path, lane, road and promenade Dogs - On leads at all times. Restrictions on the beaches. Maps - OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis and Bridport Start - Car park on Cobb road Refreshments - … Continue reading Lyme Regis
Split from the rest of the county, on an outcrop exposed to the mighty wind waves from South America, the Isle of Portland can be a harsh and dramatic environment. The landscape contains so many secrets with many more to probably still to discover. Explore the island, from the prisons to the cliffs and the … Continue reading The Isle of Portland