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Dorset South West

Country Lanes to the North of Bridport

Description:This 6.1 mile (9.8km) circular walk from Bridport follows footpaths and quiet country lanes. Along the way it visits the attractive village of Symondsbury.  Sections of this route follow minor roads, these are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:6.1 miles / 9.8 km Time:2 – 2.5 hours Parking:This…

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Dorset South West

Lambert’s Castle and Coney’s Castle

Description:This 3.4 mile (5.5km) circular walk visits the ancient hill forts of Lamberts Castle and Coney’s Castle. The route includes a section of the Wessex Ridgeway Trail along a quiet country lane, which in the main has wide verges but in parts is narrow and not devoid of traffic. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:3.4 miles / 5.5…

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Dorset South West

Godlingston Heath and Newton Heath

Description:This 8.1 mile (13km) circular walk crosses heathland on the Isle of Purbeck and visits the historic Ower Quay Walk Grade:Easy/Moderate Distance:8.1 miles / 13km Time:2.45 – 3.15 hours Parking:This walk starts from a small parking area besides the B3351 on the Isle of Purbeck  (Grid Ref: SZ017818). Please do not obstruct the gate, this…

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Dorset South West

Exploring Forest and Heath Land from Affpuddle

Description:This 6.5-mile (10.5km) circular walk heads through forestry commission land and areas of heath.  On the way it passes the tank training grounds at Bovington Camp and the memorial to T.E Lawrence.  Sections of this route follow minor roads, these are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:6.5 miles…

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Dorset South West

On the Purbeck Way from Corfe Castle

Description:This 7.4 mile (11.9km) circular walk from Corfe Castle follows the Purbeck way along the ridge to the east of the village before returning along footpaths at the base of the hill.  There are fine views throughout this walk. Walk Grade: Easy/moderate Distance: 7.4 miles / 11.9 km Time: 2.5 – 3 hours Parking:This walk…