Beginning at a stunning view point looking across the heathland and the harbour to the small port of Poole, wander through the woodland and farmsteads to reach an ancient stone circle. Pass Rempstone estate that played a large part in WWII, utilised by both Montgomery and Churchill. Climb Nine Barrow Down, through tunnels of trees, … Continue reading Rempstone Stone Circle
Distance: 5.5 Miles/8kmTime: 2.5 hoursTotal climb: 281ft. Max height: 345ft.Min height: 110ft. Terrain: Track, path and field, can get muddy and wet and at risk of being overgrown.Exertion: EasyStart: The True Lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston. (Postcode: DT11 8SG, Grid Reference: ST932046, What Three Words: probing.growth.arranger) Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne ChaseHow to get … Continue reading Tarrant Keyneston to Buzbury Rings
Distance: 8.75 Miles/14kmTime: 4 hoursTotal climb: 820ft. Max height: 720ft.Min height: 210ft. Terrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: MediumStart: Park in the centre of the village, just off the road on the green. (Postcode: DT2 9HN, Grid Reference: SY587890, What Three Words: newly.aboard.regress) Map: OL15 Explorer Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Dorchester, head … Continue reading Little Bredy
Distance: 6.5 miles/10.5 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Medium Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 375ft Max Height: 480ft Min Height: 160ft Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase Start Point: Harley Lane, Gussage All Saints (Postcode BH21 5HD, Grid reference: ST998107, What Three Words: shameless.bricks.sits.) It is also possible to cut this … Continue reading Gussage Down
Distance: 7 miles/11 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 320ft Max Height: 434ft Min Height: 153ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: St Andrew’s Church, Winterborne Tomson (Postcode DT11 9EZ, Grid reference: SY883973, What Three Words: piled.dustbin.wider.) How to Get There: From Dorchester, … Continue reading Anderson and Combs Ditch
Distance: 3.5 miles/5.7km Duration: 2 hours Ability: Medium Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 750ft Max Height: 850ft Min Height: 420ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: Folly (Postcode: DT2 7RN, Grid reference: ST728032, What Three Words: vibrating.paintings.reinvest.) How to Get There: From Dorchester head north on the top … Continue reading Lyscombe Bottom
From the brand new town of Poundbury, wander into an ancient Roman landscape, following the route of a road and aqueduct. Explore the fields and forests of the hills to dip down into the lush valleys of the Cerne and the Frome. Pass a pond that was the fatal last hurdle on a prisoner’s escape … Continue reading Dorchester, Poundbury, river valleys and ancient settlements.
Distance: 3.5 miles/ 5km Duration: 2 hours Ability: Easy. Max Height: 265ft Min Height: 155ft Total climb: 180ft Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury & Cranborne Chase and OS Explorer OL22 New Forest Start Point: Cranborne village centre car park (Postcode: BH21 5QB, Grid reference: SU056133) How to Get There: … Continue reading Cranborne and Castle Hill