A selection of tales and mysteries about tragedy and despair. The lives of people that have left their everlasting mark on the landscape, now hidden amongst brambles, whispered in the wind or sparkling in the shadows. From country houses to isolated beaches, lonely roads to hidden earthworks, the county of Dorset is full of ruins … Continue reading Dorset’s top 12 spooky places
From an isolated location, hidden amongst woodland and decorated with ancient barrows, take advantage of the Lulworth Estate’s permissive paths to its own private lake, fort, wall and lodges, all in different states of repair. Cruise past the impressive castle and its hidden chapel to the northern boundary to discover the ruins of Clare’s Tower … Continue reading Coombe Heath and Lulworth Estate
Starting in the hidden car park and picnic area on Buckham Down walk along its ridge with wide open views of patchwork fields to both the north and south. Cross over the 'first ever' road tunnel and to the top of Horn Park, neighbouring one of the most unique fossil sites in the whole of … Continue reading Buckham Down
Beginning at a stunning view point looking across the heathland and the harbour to the small port of Poole, wander through the woodland and farmsteads to reach an ancient stone circle. Pass Rempstone estate that played a large part in WWII, utilised by both Montgomery and Churchill. Climb Nine Barrow Down, through tunnels of trees, … Continue reading Rempstone Stone Circle
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: 7 miles/11 km Duration: 3 hours Ability: Easy Terrain: Path, track and field. Total Climb: 320ft Max Height: 434ft Min Height: 153ft Map: OS Explorer 117 Cerne Abbas and Bere Regis Start Point: St Andrew’s Church, Winterborne Tomson (Postcode DT11 9EZ, Grid reference: SY883973, What Three Words: piled.dustbin.wider.) How to Get There: From Dorchester, … Continue reading Anderson and Combs Ditch
Distance: 3 miles/ 5km Duration: 1.5 hours Ability: Easy. Max Height: 100ft Min Height: 0ft. Total Climb: 100ft Terrain: Path, track, road and beach. Access is suitable for many and off road buggies are also available. Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South Dorset Start Point: RSPB Arne visitor centre (Postcode: BH20 5BJ, Grid reference: … Continue reading Arne
Distance: 4 miles/ 6km Duration: 2 hours Ability: Medium, two hard climbs, but one can be cut out if required. Max Height: 600ft Min Height: 0ft. Total climb: 950ft Terrain: Path, track and field. Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South Dorset Start Point: Tyneham Village car park (Postcode: BH20 5QF, Grid reference: SY882802) How … Continue reading Tyneham and Flowers Barrow.