Iwerne Minster

Start in the stunning village of Iwerne Minster amongst its beautiful buildings, little stream and even some ghosts. The village was loved and greatly cared for by the once Lord of the Manor, James Ismay. His father made rich by founding White Star Line (the Titanic owner). Pass the impressive manor of Wolverton, now known … Continue reading Iwerne Minster

Coombe Heath and Lulworth Estate

From an isolated location, hidden amongst woodland and decorated with ancient barrows, take advantage of the Lulworth Estate’s permissive paths to its own private lake, fort, wall and lodges, all in different states of repair. Cruise past the impressive castle and its hidden chapel to the northern boundary to discover the ruins of Clare’s Tower … Continue reading Coombe Heath and Lulworth Estate

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