The Tarrant Valley

Eight villages line the valley, all gaining their name from the river. Once the location of an abbey, a monastery and the existence of a surviving medieval pack horse bridge, it suggests activity and life has been here for centuries. Going back even earlier in time, ancient earthworks sit abreast the hill tops and Roman … Continue reading The Tarrant Valley

The Farquharson Arms, Pimperne

Distance: 3 miles/5km Time: 1 hour Total climb: 250 ft Max height: 390 ft Min height: 150 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Easy. Some mud after rain. Start: The Farquharson Arms (Grid Ref: ST904089, Postcode DT11 8TX). Map: Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase How to get there: From Salisbury travel south … Continue reading The Farquharson Arms, Pimperne

The Anvil, Pimperne

Distance: 5 miles/8km Time: 2 hours Total climb: 280 ft Max height: 425 ft Min height: 151 ft Terrain: Track, path, road and field. Exertion: Medium to Hard. Some mud after rain. Start: The Anvil (Grid Ref: ST905093, Postcode DT11 8UQ). Map: Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase How to get there: From Salisbury travel … Continue reading The Anvil, Pimperne