Powerstock, Mappercombe and West Milton

Starting in the secluded village of Powerstock (voted one of the top 20 most beautiful villages in Britain by Conde Nast Traveller magazine) walk to its castle, stayed in by kings, and then to the old railway and the house with the station in its garden. Discover Mappercombe Manor with its wide open views across … Continue reading Powerstock, Mappercombe and West Milton

Evershot to Rampisham

From Thomas Hardy’s Evershot, pass the source of the River Frome and a church whose tower was designed by the same man who designed Big Ben. Travel over the hills to the hidden hamlet of Rampisham and its packhorse bridge. On to Chantmarle, a stunning Elizabethan manor house with its own canal acting like moat … Continue reading Evershot to Rampisham

Stock Gaylard and Lydlinch

Distance:  5 Miles/8kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 180ft. Max height: 280ft.Min height: 190ft. Terrain: Track, path and field, can get muddy and wet.Exertion: MediumStart: Lydlinch Common, just off the road near the green. (Postcode: DT10 2JA, Grid Reference: ST743135, What Three Words: secondly.unwraps.halt) Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and SherborneHow to get there: From Sturminster Newton, … Continue reading Stock Gaylard and Lydlinch

Fifehead Neville

Distance:  5.5 miles/8 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 143ft Max Height: 320ft Min Height: 200ft Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: (Postcode DT10 2AL, Grid reference: ST768109, What Three Words: sprouting.calms.inspects.) How to Get There: From Sturminster Newton, go over the bridge and turn … Continue reading Fifehead Neville

Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

Distance:  6.5 miles/10 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 123ft Max Height: 227ft Min Height: 120ft Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: Silver Street in Stoford (Postcode BA22 9UF, Grid reference: ST566133, What Three Words: smashes.wiped.parade.) How to Get There:  From Dorchester, take the A37 … Continue reading Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

West to East Chelborough

East and West Chelborough Distance: 7 miles/10km    Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Some river crossings (small fords). Total Climb: 450ft Max Height: 580ft Min Height: 220ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point:  (Postcode: DT2 0PY, Grid reference: ST541050.) How to Get There: From Dorchester, … Continue reading West to East Chelborough

The Crown, Marnhull – Village walk

Distance – 3 miles/5 km Time – 1.5 hours Total climb - 100ft Max height - 290ft Min height - 200ft Terrain - Track, path, road and field. Exertion - Easy Start - The Crown Inn (Grid ref: ST782187, Postcode: DT10 1LN). Map - OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne. How to get there - … Continue reading The Crown, Marnhull – Village walk

Tolpuddle and Weatherby Castle

Distance: 5 miles, 8kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 525ftMax height: 380ftMin height: 170ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium. The two climbs, out of Tolpuddle and up to the fort, can be quite a challenge.Start: The Tolpuddle Martyrs Tree (Postcode DT2 7EX).Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Dorchester take the … Continue reading Tolpuddle and Weatherby Castle