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Dorset South West

A Roman Road and Ancient Droves from Martin Down

Description:This 19.8 mile /31.8 km circular walk from Martin Down follows tracks and the Ackling Ditch Roman Road, visiting attractive Dorset villages on the eastern edge of Cranborne Chase.  Sections of the walk follow quiet country lanes, but they are not completely devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Moderate/Difficult Distance:19.8 miles /…

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Dorset South West

Cranborne Common from Martin Down

Description:This 18.9 mile (30.4km) circular walk crosses Martin Down and Pentridge Hill before following a track into Cranborne.  From Cranborne it follows a bridleway to reach woodland at Pistle Down, before descending across Cranborne Common.  It then follows paths and tracks to reach Tidpit Common Down and then returns across Martin Down to the starting…