The Great Dorset Steam Fair

‘The World’s Leading and Largest Heritage event, showcasing Great Britain’s Rich Industrial, Agricultural and Leisure History’ Steam Fair Site Layout. For the larger map of the main area see below. The great Dorset Steam fair Heavy Haulage Arena You can hear it and you can smell it before you see it. The Great Dorset Steam … Continue reading The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Tarrant Valley 10

10k running race organised by Tarrant Monkton and Launceston villages. It also includes a 1 mile race for little legs. The 10k route follows the river Tarrant along the valley and up to the chalk hills, once populated with the infrastructure to support the nearby WW2 airfield of Tarrant Rushton. It makes it’s way through … Continue reading The Tarrant Valley 10

The Tarrant Valley

Eight villages line the valley, all gaining their name from the river. Once the location of an abbey, a monastery and the existence of a surviving medieval pack horse bridge, it suggests activity and life has been here for centuries. Going back even earlier in time, ancient earthworks sit abreast the hill tops and Roman … Continue reading The Tarrant Valley

Tarrant Monkton

Distance: 8 Miles Time: 3 hours Total climb: 550ft Max height: 400ft Min height: 160ft Terrain: Track, path and airfield, small amount of road. Exertion: Medium. Some mud after rain. Start: Langton Arms car park (Grid Ref: ST944088, Postcode DT11 8RX). Map: OS Explorer 118 Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase How to get there: From the … Continue reading Tarrant Monkton