From the Smugglers Inn in Osmington Mills, cycle the hills and absorb the sights, to Lulworth Cove. Pass through the village of Osmington to admire the White Horse from the high ridge of Coombe Bottom to then descend and rise again at Ringstead. Enjoy the wide views from St Aldhem’s Head in the East to … Continue reading Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove – Bike Ride.
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
Distance: 5.5 Miles/8kmTime: 2.5 hoursTotal climb: 281ft. Max height: 345ft.Min height: 110ft. Terrain: Track, path and field, can get muddy and wet and at risk of being overgrown.Exertion: EasyStart: The True Lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston. (Postcode: DT11 8SG, Grid Reference: ST932046, What Three Words: probing.growth.arranger) Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne ChaseHow to get … Continue reading Tarrant Keyneston to Buzbury Rings
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
Distance: 5.5miles/8km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Medium Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Total Climb: 350ft. Max Height: 550ft. Min Height: 200ft. Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: Holway Wood (Postcode: DT9 4RZ, Grid reference: ST633203, What Three Words: detained.glitter.menswear.) How to Get There: From the centre of Sherborne, take the B3145 … Continue reading Sandford Orcas to Poyntington
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.
Ansty and Bingham’s Melcombe Distance: 3 miles/5 km Duration: 1 hour Ability: Easy. One climb. Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Can get very boggy. Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: The Fox Inn at Ansty (Postcode: DT2 7PW, Grid reference: ST765032) How to Get There: From Blandford Forum, take … Continue reading Ansty and Bingham’s Melcombe
From the Saxon town of Wareham, follow the River Frome to Poole Harbour, tracing the reverse route of invading Danes. Curve around Swineham Point with views stretching from Arne peninsula, to Brownsea Island and to the shimmering conurbation of Poole. Meet the River Piddle entering Wareham via the ancient town walls. Pass a stunning example … Continue reading Wareham and Poole Harbour