In the deep dark valley of Turnworth, an inspiration for Thomas Hardy’s most mysterious novel ‘The Woodlanders', climb up the western slopes to Bell Hill. The ridge splits this section of Dorset in two, to the south are the large open dairies, to the north is the Blackmore Vale filled with patchwork fields and forest. … Continue reading Turnworth

Ibberton Hill

Distance: 3 miles/ 5km Duration: 1.5 hours Ability: Easy, short, good for kids. Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Very chalky, not that muddy! Total Climb: 266ft Max Height: 810ft Min Height: 560ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point:  (Postcode: DT11 0HQ, Grid reference: ST791070.) How to Get There: From … Continue reading Ibberton Hill