Bincombe and Chalbury Hillfort

From little Bincombe village, climb the hill to appreciate panoramic views of the Jurassic Coastline. Pass a golf course that has carved its own way into history to then explore woodland and ruins. Pass numerous earthworks and barrows, one with associations of fairies and has even been known to sing. Follow the ridge and skim … Continue reading Bincombe and Chalbury Hillfort

Lulworth Cove to Osmington Mills – Bike Ride

From the Lulworth Cove Inn cycle the chalk hills and absorb the sights along the Jurassic coastline to the Smugglers Inn. Climb out the valley to Daggers Gate, with its own little legend, to begin the rural route along paths of the original Customs Officials while they patrolled the cliff tops for smugglers. Pass Durdle … Continue reading Lulworth Cove to Osmington Mills – Bike Ride

Dorset Parish List

All Dorset parishes are listed alphabetically. They then reference any adventures that start or finish within the parish, pass through the parish or skim past the parish.

Durlston

Walk along the cliff tops to admire the treats installed by a local Victorian businessman passionate about stone and landscape. Discover the castle and 40 tonne stone globe, the romantic quotes and recycled posts, all installed for visitors entertainment over a century ago. Wander past the 18th century Tilly Whim caves, used for stone, smuggling … Continue reading Durlston

The Big Map of Dorset

A hand drawn, to scale map of the county of Dorset. Recording a simple selection to only include earthworks, woodland, water, roads, tracks and settlement. ***Now property of Dorset County Museum*** It creates a different perspective of the landscape as it highlights historical activity and merges it with what exists today. It is correct at … Continue reading The Big Map of Dorset

Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove – Bike Ride.

From the Smugglers Inn in Osmington Mills, cycle the hills and absorb the sights, to Lulworth Cove. Pass through the village of Osmington to admire the White Horse from the high ridge of Coombe Bottom to then descend and rise again at Ringstead. Enjoy the wide views from St Aldhem’s Head in the East to … Continue reading Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove – Bike Ride.

Portesham, The Hell Stone and Hardy’s Monument

Explore the village of Portesham before climbing its chalk hills to reach the dolmen of Hells Stone. Pass ruins and earthworks to reach Hardy’s monument, claimed to have the best views in the county. Continue through the ancient landscape, scattered with historic and spiritual connections. Admire the views spanning the Jurassic Coastline before discovering a … Continue reading Portesham, The Hell Stone and Hardy’s Monument

Seatown, Chideock and Golden Cap

From the shingle, fossil lined beach at Seatown make your way inland to discover the medieval Chideock Castle earthworks, marked with a cross to celebrate the martyrs. Continue on to Dorset’s most famous Holloway of Hells Lane, hidden almost underground it would have once been filled with scuttling smugglers. Pass the Manor that replaced the … Continue reading Seatown, Chideock and Golden Cap