Trent

Explore the mythical village of Trent, complete with King Arthur's Sword of Excalibur. Savour the golden medieval buildings scattered around a Manor House, the roads lined with original flagstones. Discover the church and its rare spire, topped with a copper cockerel weathervane, while internally it is host to a number of treasures. Pass Trent Manor, … Continue reading Trent

Glanvilles Wootton

Under the shadow of Dungeon and Dogbury hillforts, discover the medieval, forested village of Glanvilles Wootton. Pass the healing waters of Chalybeate Spring and the manor that has grown through time. Explore the land owned by a famous highwayman and the ancient family of the UK Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. Follow the footsteps of … Continue reading Glanvilles Wootton

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

Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

From the hamlet of Stoford, surrounded by a selection of medieval buildings, cross over the stream to enter into Dorset. Climb the hills, marked with landowners natural and manmade decoration, to the mysterious village of Ryme Intrinseca, accompanied with legends of a golden table taken during the reformation and buried somewhere in the open countryside. … Continue reading Ryme Intrinseca and Clifton Maybank

Sandford Orcas to Poyntington

Walk along the county boundary that divides Somerset and Dorset. Pass an ancient Manor House that claims to be home to many spirits, which were mostly manufactured by the owner. Meet the source of the River Yeo, a modest overgrown and hidden spot in comparison to its neighbour, the River Stour’s, Greek inspired Palladian lakes. … Continue reading Sandford Orcas to Poyntington

Sherborne, Leweston and Honeycombe Wood

Distance: 7 miles/10km    Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track, road and field. Total Climb: 580ft Max Height: 570ft Min Height: 200ft Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne Start Point: Sherborne Terraces. (Postcode: DT9 6PS, Grid reference: ST641156, What three words: bonfires.reaction.late) How to Get There: From Sherborne, head out on the A352 … Continue reading Sherborne, Leweston and Honeycombe Wood

Nether Compton

Distance: 3.5 Miles/6kmTime: 1½ hoursTotal climb: 380ft. Max height: 440ft.Min height: 140ft. Terrain: Track, path, and field.Exertion: EasyStart: Park in the village, the road is wide both before and after the church, near The Green. Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and SherborneHow to get there: From the A30, between Yeovil and Sherborne, turn north off … Continue reading Nether Compton

Sherborne Castles, circling old and new.

From a new castle to a ruined one, a hidden village to a demolished church. Over railway and through woodland, circling the old castles of Sherborne. The landscape loved by Sir Walter Raleigh, who even made himself a stone seat to sit, smoke, watch the deer run wild and the world go by! Discover the … Continue reading Sherborne Castles, circling old and new.