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