From the Smugglers Inn in Osmington Mills, cycle the hills and absorb the sights, to Lulworth Cove. Pass through the village of Osmington to admire the White Horse from the high ridge of Coombe Bottom to then descend and rise again at Ringstead. Enjoy the wide views from St Aldhem’s Head in the East to … Continue reading Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove – Bike Ride.
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
Distance - 6 1/4 miles Duration - 2 1/4 hours. Exertion - Medium - a few steep climbs. Terrain - Path, track and road. Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Map - OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start - Opposite the church in Mapowder Refreshments - … Continue reading The Dorsetshire Gap
A hillfort is a type of earthwork once used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. Hillforts developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, roughly at the start of the first millennium BC, some later used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually … Continue reading Dorset Hill Forts
Split from the rest of the county, on an outcrop exposed to the mighty wind waves from South America, the Isle of Portland can be a harsh and dramatic environment. The landscape contains so many secrets with many more to probably still to discover. Explore the island, from the prisons to the cliffs and the … Continue reading The Isle of Portland
10k running race organised by the Dorset Doddlers. Otherwise known as the Dorset three peaks. Climbing three major hills- Okeford, Hod and Hambledon.
Distance - 7 milesDuration - 2 hours.Exertion - HardTerrain - Path, track and road.Dogs - Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code.Map - OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis and BridportStart - Colmers Estate car park SymondsburyRefreshments - None on route Parking in the Colmer's Estate car park join back onto the road, … Continue reading Symondsbury Bike ride
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