South Perrott and Chedington

Enjoy a pub crawl through three villages in North West Dorset. Starting in the village of South Perrott and the Coach and Horses Inn, pass the earthwork remains of Mohun Castle on the way to Mosterton. Discover the tractor in the stain glass window of the church sitting opposite the next pub of Admiral Hardy. … Continue reading South Perrott and Chedington

The Dorsetshire Gap

Distance - 6 1/4 miles Duration - 2 1/4 hours. Exertion - Medium - a few steep climbs. Terrain - Path, track and road. Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Map - OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start - Opposite the church in Mapowder Refreshments - … Continue reading The Dorsetshire Gap

Dorset Hill Forts

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 Hill Forts

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