Powerstock, Mappercombe and West Milton

Starting in the secluded village of Powerstock (voted one of the top 20 most beautiful villages in Britain by Conde Nast Traveller magazine) walk to its castle, stayed in by kings, and then to the old railway and the house with the station in its garden. Discover Mappercombe Manor with its wide open views across … Continue reading Powerstock, Mappercombe and West Milton

Dorset Hillforts

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 Hillforts

Eggardon Hill

Distance - 1 1/2 miles Duration - 30mins-1 hour. Exertion - Easy Terrain - Path Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Map - OS Explorer 117 - Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start - Lay boys near Eggardon Hill (parking limited and roads narrow) Refreshments - None on route … Continue reading Eggardon Hill