Dorset’s top 12 spooky places

A selection of tales and mysteries about tragedy and despair. The lives of people that have left their everlasting mark on the landscape, now hidden amongst brambles, whispered in the wind or sparkling in the shadows. From country houses to isolated beaches, lonely roads to hidden earthworks, the county of Dorset is full of ruins … Continue reading Dorset’s top 12 spooky places

Dorset Hillforts

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 Hillforts

Maiden Castle and Winterborne st Martin

Distance: 6 miles/9kmTime: 2.5 hours Total climb: 570 ftMax height: 538 ftMin height: 260 ftTerrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: Medium, but some of the climbs can be tough. Some mud after rain.Start: Maiden Castle car park (Grid Ref: SY668889, Postcode DT2 9EY).Map: OL Explorer 15 South DorsetHow to get there: From Dorchester, head south on … Continue reading Maiden Castle and Winterborne st Martin