Woodbury

Travel through Bere Heath to the River Piddle and Bere Valley. Make your way through thick woodland and fern lined paths to pass the site of the ancient Turberville Manor. Climb up to Woodbury Hill Fort, with its forgotten holy well and powerful healing water, especially at the autumn equinox! Continue through the ancient wood … Continue reading Woodbury

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

Furzebrook and the Blue Pool

Start in the small village of Furzebrook which was once the epicentre of the clay industry, the area producing the raw materials required for the famous Wedgewood brand amongst others. Pass the village’s manor, so thoroughly used and abused during the Second World War, that the family didn’t want it back. Make your way past … Continue reading Furzebrook and the Blue Pool

Rempstone Stone Circle

Beginning at a stunning view point looking across the heathland and the harbour to the small port of Poole, wander through the woodland and farmsteads to reach an ancient stone circle. Pass Rempstone estate that played a large part in WWII, utilised by both Montgomery and Churchill. Climb Nine Barrow Down, through tunnels of trees, … Continue reading Rempstone Stone Circle

Stephen’s Castle to Edmondsham – From The Monmouth Ash

From the town of Verwood, head into the forest to discover a castle and ancient stone. Wander along the tracks that connect these old settlements to the landscape. Follow the River Crane past Roman remains and industrial history. Arrive at Cranborne to clamber the castle earthworks and return via Edmondsham with its stately country home. … Continue reading Stephen’s Castle to Edmondsham – From The Monmouth Ash

Arne

Distance: 3 miles/ 5km Duration: 1.5 hours Ability: Easy. Max Height: 100ft Min Height: 0ft. Total Climb: 100ft Terrain: Path, track, road and beach. Access is suitable for many and off road buggies are also available. Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South Dorset Start Point: RSPB Arne visitor centre (Postcode: BH20 5BJ, Grid reference: … Continue reading Arne

Lawrence of Arabia, Moreton and Cul-peppers Dish.

Distance - 6 miles/9 kmDuration - 2.5 hours.Exertion - EasyTerrain - Track, road and pathDogs - In line with the countryside code and be aware of livestock and wildlife.Maps - OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere RegisStart - Bovington Camp viewing car park. Postcode: BH20 7NQRefreshments - None on route Hidden among South East … Continue reading Lawrence of Arabia, Moreton and Cul-peppers Dish.