Woodlands and the Remedy Oak

Explore the ancient woodlands of East Dorset, once hunted by kings, young and old, the forest having not changed for centuries. Modern day footpaths are even hard to find, making it a real wild adventure! Discover the font that was apparently used by Saint Aldhelm in the late 600’s and was originally placed in the … Continue reading Woodlands and the Remedy Oak

South Perrott and Chedington

Enjoy a pub crawl through three villages deep in North West Dorset. Starting in the village of South Perrott, and the Coach and Horses Inn, pass the earthwork remains of the medieval Mohun Castle. Wander into Mosterton to find the tractor in the stain glass window of the church sitting opposite the second pub, The … Continue reading South Perrott and Chedington

The Dorsetshire Gap

From the little hamlet of Mappowder, named after a tree, explore the high valleys of the Blackmore Vale. Wander along medieval trackways with evidence of settlements covering thousands of years scattering the surrounding hills. Discover the medieval junction of the Dorsetshire Gap, once a hive of activity full of travellers and livestock, that is no … Continue reading The Dorsetshire Gap

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

Stourton and Purse Caundle

Distance - 8 miles (A shorter walk is avaliable)Duration - 2 1/2hours.Exertion - EasyTerrain - path and track. Can be wet underfoot.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Deer present too.Map - OS Explorer 129 - Yeovil and SherborneStart - Opposite the Trooper (parking limited) Postcode: DT10 2JWRefreshments - The … Continue reading Stourton and Purse Caundle

The Stickler

10k running race organised by the Dorset Doddlers. Otherwise known as the Dorset three peaks. Climbing three major hills- Okeford, Hod and Hambledon.

Badbury Rings Bike ride

Distance - 10 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - EasyTerrain - Path, track and road.Max height - 300ftMin height - 110ftTotal climb - 350ftMap - OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne ChaseStart - Badbury Rings car park (Postcode: BH21 4DZ, Grid Reference: ST960030, What Three words: additives.vouch.ticked)Refreshments - None on route, closest pubs are The True … Continue reading Badbury Rings Bike ride

Symondsbury Bike ride

Distance - 7 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - HardTerrain - Path, track and road.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code.Map - OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis and BridportStart - Colmers Estate car park SymondsburyRefreshments - None on route Parking in the Colmer's Estate car park join back onto the road, … Continue reading Symondsbury Bike ride