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

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

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

Anderson and Combs Ditch

Distance:  7 miles/11 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 320ft Max Height: 434ft Min Height: 153ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: St Andrew’s Church, Winterborne Tomson (Postcode DT11 9EZ, Grid reference: SY883973, What Three Words: piled.dustbin.wider.) How to Get There:  From Dorchester, … Continue reading Anderson and Combs Ditch

Puddletown Forest Bike ride

Terrain - Track and road. Map - OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start – Two official car parks and a few large laybys surround the forest. Refreshments – National Trust Café at Thomas Hardy’s Cottage Puddletown Forest sits in between the country town of Dorchester and the small village of Puddletown. Originally … Continue reading Puddletown Forest Bike ride

Tolpuddle and Weatherby Castle

Distance: 5 miles, 8kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 525ftMax height: 380ftMin height: 170ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium. The two climbs, out of Tolpuddle and up to the fort, can be quite a challenge.Start: The Tolpuddle Martyrs Tree (Postcode DT2 7EX).Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Dorchester take the … Continue reading Tolpuddle and Weatherby Castle

Sydling St Nicholas

Distance: 9 miles/14km Time: 4 hours Total climb: 1100ft Max height: 800 ft Min height: 350 ft Terrain: Track, path and field. Exertion: Hard. Some mud after rain. Steep climbs that can be slippy, regardless of the weather. Start: The Greyhound Inn (Grid ref: SY632996, Postcode: DT2 9PD). Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and … Continue reading Sydling St Nicholas