Dorchester, Poundbury, river valleys and ancient settlements.

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.

Netherbury, Stoke Abbott and Beaminster

Beginning at a hidden Church in the little village of Netherbury, cross fields and streams to Stoke Abbot with its medieval lion fountain and ghosts of a travelling coach and horses. Pass the Roman remains on Waddon Hill to the peak of Gerrard’s Hill, home to an elusive black cat and views out to sea. … Continue reading Netherbury, Stoke Abbott and Beaminster