Dorchester, Poundbury, river valleys and ancient settlements.

From the brand new town of Poundbury, wander into an ancient Roman landscape, following the route of a road and aqueduct. Explore the fields and forests of the hills to dip down into the lush valleys of the Cerne and the Frome. Pass a pond that was the fatal last hurdle on a prisoner’s escape … Continue reading Dorchester, Poundbury, river valleys and ancient settlements.

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