I have many walking routes throughout Dorset and beyond, and I will be posting some of my favourites on this page. They will range from a few miles to more strenuous long distance day walks and hopefully they will cater for all tastes. For full details, including a route description, just click on the title. Some of the routes further down are in ‘map only’ format at this stage pending my adding full details.
The first routes are below and I will gradually be adding more. I haven’t yet settled on a format for these so this is a kind of trial run 🙂 Enjoy!
If you follow any of my routes, I would appreciate your feedback on the actual route and on my descriptions, as it will help me as I fine tune the way I present them.
FULL ROUTES INCLUDING DESCRIPTION, PHOTOGRAPHS ETC
Studland and Old Harry Circuit
A 4 mile easy/moderate route around Studland, Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks with one steep climb with the reward being some amazing views.
A Pamphill Plod from Wimborne
A 4.5/5 mile circuit around the beautiful River Stour and Pamphill on mainly National Trust land. With varied and delightful habitats, this is fairy easy walking as long as you can negotiate squeeze styles and maybe, don’t mind a bit of mud in winter.
A Lulworth Range walk from Kimmeridge
A 9 mile moderate/hard walk around the eastern section of the Lulworth MOD Firing Range. Access is limited and there are some strenuous climbs but the rewards make it worth the effort as this is a beautiful part of the Dorset coast and the views are breathtaking.
King Down and Badbury Rings Ramble
This is a fairly easy 5 mile, low level route around King Down and the Iron Age hill fort of Badbury Rings. The walk not only takes in the downs and the hill fort but also includes a stretch of Roman Road and some ancient greenways. Despite the lack of real height, there are some beautiful views, very spacious feeling, and usually skylarks along the way.
The following routes are in draft form only at this stage, just a map and a brief description, pending my writing the full route description and adding photographs etc.
Bere Regis, Milborne St Andrew and Turners Puddle circuit
A 10 mile walk starting and finishing in the delightful town of Bere Regis, taking in a holloway, the Dorset downs, the villages of Milborne St Andrew and Turners Puddle, an Iron Age hill fort, May’s Wood, and much more.
Full route description etc to follow shortly
Milton Abbas, Bulbarrow Hill circuit
This lovely 9.5 mile circuit starts at the picture postcard village of Milton Abbas and takes in Milton Abbey, the delightful village of Hilton, the viewpoint of Bulbarrow Hill, and a lovely mix of countryside and woodland. Parking and start/finish in Milton Abbas and refreshments available at the Hambro Arms, Milton Abbas.
Full route description etc to follow