Follow the little stream of the River Brit. Discover the ancient manors of Slape and Melplash that sit on the river banks, their designed parks still dominating the surrounding landscape. Explore the remains of old industries which used the power of the water but today have been washed away, the ruins now the river path. … Continue reading Waytown

Fontmell Downs, Compton Abbas and Melbury Hill

From the peak of Clubman's Down, wander across the ancient, earthwork littered landscape to the meeting spot of countryside rebels, armed with scythes and pitchforks. Explore Compton Abbas village and the last remains of its old Church tower. Climb Melbury Beacon, one of the highest points in Dorset, providing views across Shaftesbury to the north, … Continue reading Fontmell Downs, Compton Abbas and Melbury Hill