Nestled in the low valley of the Stour, hidden behind the large estate of Kingston Lacy and neighboured by the conurbation of Wimborne, Pamphill is a little gem, glistening along with the water. Buried in woodland with a 17th century manor house and fed by a small local farm shop, its history was endorsed by … Continue reading Pamphill

Evershot to Rampisham

From Thomas Hardy’s Evershot, pass the source of the River Frome and a church whose tower was designed by the same man who designed Big Ben. Travel over the hills to the hidden hamlet of Rampisham and its packhorse bridge. On to Chantmarle, a stunning Elizabethan manor house with its own canal acting like moat … Continue reading Evershot to Rampisham

Little Bredy

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

Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

Distance:  6.5 miles/10 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 123ft Max Height: 227ft Min Height: 120ft Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: Silver Street in Stoford (Postcode BA22 9UF, Grid reference: ST566133, What Three Words: smashes.wiped.parade.) How to Get There:  From Dorchester, take the A37 … Continue reading Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

Toller Porcorum to Wynford Eagle

Distance:  4.5miles/7km Duration: 2 hours Ability: Medium Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 600ft Max Height: 625ft Min Height: 340ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: The Village Hall, Toller Porcorum (Postcode: DT2 0DT, Grid reference: SY561979, What Three Words: carry.explained.ghosts.) How to Get There:  From Dorchester, head north … Continue reading Toller Porcorum to Wynford Eagle