From the Mason's pub of the Square and Compass, in the limestone village of Worth Matravers, visit Winspit Caves. Looking out out sea, the ghost like movie set was once a bustle of activity providing stone for the most prestigious of buildings, all over the world. Follow the paths of smugglers and pirates to Dancing … Continue reading Worth Matravers and Dancing Ledge
From Lulworth Cove, discover Little Bindon, a small monastery founded nearly 1000 years ago. Today it is a fenced off ruin, hidden amongst overgrown trees and in the company of deer. Continue to Pepler’s Point to appreciate the cove from up high. Find the ancient fossil forest and a hidden smugglers cave before climbing the … Continue reading Lulworth and Bindon
Distance: 4 miles/6kmTime: 1.5 hoursTotal climb: 450ft. Max height: 490ft.Min height: 60ft Terrain: Track, path, and field.Exertion: Medium, one big climb.Start: National Trust Castle Car park (Postcode: BH20 5ED. Grid Reference: SY959824) Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Wareham travel south on the A351 for about 4 miles. The … Continue reading Corfe Castle and Knowle Hill
Distance: 5.5 miles/9 kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 390ft. Max height: 220ft.Min height: 0ft. Terrain: Track, path, road, beach and field.Exertion: EasyStart: The Elm Tree Inn (Postcode: DT3 4HU, Grid reference: SY614824) Map OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck & South DorsetHow to get there: From Weymouth take the B3157 towards Chickerell. After about two miles at Langton … Continue reading Langton Herring and Fleet
Distance: 3.5 Miles/6kmTime: 1½ hoursTotal climb: 380ft. Max height: 440ft.Min height: 140ft. Terrain: Track, path, and field.Exertion: EasyStart: Park in the village, the road is wide both before and after the church, near The Green. Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and SherborneHow to get there: From the A30, between Yeovil and Sherborne, turn north off … Continue reading Nether Compton
Circle the estate of Crichel House, set in its stunning 18th century manmade landscape. Its history includes a tragedy that changed the course of the Royal family. Discover the elegant avenue of Beech trees, leading to the remains of the village. Follow the route of the Roman soldiers along Ackling Dyke towards Badbury Rings, but … Continue reading Moor Crichel
Distance: 6miles/9.5kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 550ftMax height: 666ftMin height: 180ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium.Start: Swyre Head car park (Grid Ref: SY943792, Postcode BH20 5LL, What three words: sunblock.promotion.pans). Parking is limited and can get busy at peak times.Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: Travelling south through Corfe Castle, … Continue reading Swyre Head, Kimmeridge and Kingston
Distance - 6 miles/9 kmDuration - 2.5 hours.Exertion - EasyTerrain - Track, road and pathDogs - In line with the countryside code and be aware of livestock and wildlife.Maps - OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere RegisStart - Bovington Camp viewing car park. Postcode: BH20 7NQRefreshments - None on route Hidden among South East … Continue reading Lawrence of Arabia, Moreton and Cul-peppers Dish.