Fontmell Downs, Compton Abbas and Melbury Hill

From the peak of Clubman's Down, wander across the ancient, earthwork littered landscape to the meeting spot of countryside rebels, armed with scythes and pitchforks. Explore Compton Abbas village and the last remains of its old Church tower. Climb Melbury Beacon, one of the highest points in Dorset, providing views across Shaftesbury to the north, … Continue reading Fontmell Downs, Compton Abbas and Melbury Hill

Chetnole and the Melburys

Distance: 6 3/4miles/11km Time: 2.5 hours Total climb: 500 ft Max height: 520 ft Min height: 220 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Easy. One big climb. A lot of mud after rain. Start: The Chetnole Inn (Grid Ref:ST602 082, Postcode DT9 6NU). How to get there: The pub sits opposite St Peter's … Continue reading Chetnole and the Melburys