Pamphill

Nestled in the low valley of the Stour, hidden behind the large estate of Kingston Lacy and neighboured by the conurbation of Wimborne, Pamphill is a little gem, glistening along with the water. Buried in woodland with a 17th century manor house and fed by a small local farm shop, its history was endorsed by … Continue reading Pamphill

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

Tarrant Keyneston to Buzbury Rings

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

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

Little Bredy

Distance: 8.75 Miles/14kmTime: 4 hoursTotal climb: 820ft. Max height: 720ft.Min height: 210ft. Terrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: MediumStart: Park in the centre of the village, just off the road on the green. (Postcode: DT2 9HN, Grid Reference: SY587890, What Three Words: newly.aboard.regress) Map: OL15 Explorer Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Dorchester, head … Continue reading Little Bredy

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

Gussage Down

Distance:  6.5 miles/10.5 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Medium Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 375ft Max Height: 480ft Min Height: 160ft Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase Start Point: Harley Lane, Gussage All Saints (Postcode BH21 5HD, Grid reference: ST998107, What Three Words: shameless.bricks.sits.) It is also possible to cut this … Continue reading Gussage Down