Lulworth and Bindon

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

Sandford Orcas to Poyntington

Distance:  5.5miles/8km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Medium Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Total Climb: 350ft. Max Height: 550ft. Min Height: 200ft. Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: Holway Wood (Postcode: DT9 4RZ, Grid reference: ST633203, What Three Words: detained.glitter.menswear.) How to Get There:  From the centre of Sherborne, take the B3145 … Continue reading Sandford Orcas to Poyntington

Wimborne St Giles and Knowlton

Distance: 5 miles/8kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 270ft. Max height: 325ft.Min height: 140ft. Terrain: Track, road and field.Exertion EasyStart: St Giles Parish Church (Postcode: BH21 5NR, Grid reference: SU031119) Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury & Cranborne ChaseHow to get there: From Wimborne Minster, travel north on the B3078 for approximately 9 miles. Passing Knowlton circles on … Continue reading Wimborne St Giles and Knowlton

Netherbury, Stoke Abbott and Beaminster

Distance: 5.5 miles/8.5km (shorter route – 4.5 miles/7km)Time: 2.5 hoursTotal climb: 520ftMax height: 541ftMin height: 130ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium.Start: St Marys Church, Netherbury (Grid Ref: SY470994, Postcode DT6 5ND). Please park considerately.Map: OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis and BridportHow to get there: From Bridport, take the A3066 northwards towards Beaminster. Once through … Continue reading Netherbury, Stoke Abbott and Beaminster

Tarrant Gunville

Distance: 4.5 miles/7km Time: 2 hours Total climb: 345.5 ft Max height: 375 ft Mum height: 225 ft Terrain: Track, path and field. Exertion: Medium. Some mud after rain. Start: Tarrant Gunville Church (Grid Ref: ST925136, Postcode DT118JJ). Parking is limited. Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase How to get there: From the … Continue reading Tarrant Gunville

Horton and Monmouth’s Ash

Distance - 5.75 Miles/9 km Time - 2.5 hours Total climb - 350ft Max height - 250ft Min height - 110ft Terrain - Track, path, road and field. Exertion - Easy Start - Lay-by on the eastern edge of the village next to the village hall, helpfully marked by a post box. (Grid ref: SU033075, … Continue reading Horton and Monmouth’s Ash

Chetnole and the Melburys

Distance: 6 3/4miles/11km Time: 2.5 hours Total climb: 500 ft Max height: 520 ft Min height: 220 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Easy. One big climb. A lot of mud after rain. Start: The Chetnole Inn (Grid Ref:ST602 082, Postcode DT9 6NU). How to get there: The pub sits opposite St Peter's … Continue reading Chetnole and the Melburys