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
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. It creates a different perspective of the landscape as it draws out historical activity and merges with what exists today. It is more up to date than OS maps it … Continue reading The Big Map of Dorset
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.
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
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
Starting in the doubly Thankful Village of Langton Herring, home to the monolith that drinks from the sea, walk to the Fleet Lagoon. Follow the water parallel to Chesil Beach, accompanied by a full range of wildlife. Pass Moonfleet Manor with its smuggling tales, real or not, and on to the fossil filled beach of … Continue reading Langton Herring and Fleet
A deserted village with nothing but earthworks to another that still has the homes in shell like form, almost creating a ghost village. Climb Moign Down to the trig point where a number of UFO sightings have been reported, some by reputable sources! Travel back through Owermoigne, home to the oldest inhabited building in Dorset … Continue reading Warmwell, Moigne Down and Owermoigne
Distance: 3 milesTime: 1 hourTotal climb: 350ftMax height: 400ftMin height: 175ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Climbs can be hard.Start: Kimmeridge Quarry – free parking (Postcode: BH20 5NZ, Grid reference: SY918800)Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Wareham, take the first right out of Stoborough. Follow the road for about … Continue reading Steeple