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Dorset 40 Coast and Country Walks

Dorset 40 Coast and Country Walks

by: Patrick Kinsella
From Old Harry Rocks, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, all along the shore of the Jurassic Coast to Lyme Regis, via the glowing summit of Golden Cap and the one-eyed winking lighthouse at Portland Bill, Dorset is a walkers' wonderland.

The 40 routes in this book roam over hills and across heathland, go through forests and voluptuous valleys, trace ridgelines and precipitous cliffs, passing caves, castles, coves, country pubs and stunning viewpoints, to find vibrant villages and secret beaches. Here you'll come face-to-face with history, walk with the words of Thomas Hardy ringing in your ears, witness wondrous wildlife and encounter all manner of cottage industries, from community cake and marmalade makers to microbreweries bubbling away in back streets.

Each walk entry begins with at-a-glance details of distance, time, terrain, parking and public transport access where available. Clear route finding instructions are provided together with simple overview coloured sketch maps, but OS Explorer map sheet numbers are also provided. The text also includes brief notes on features of interest along the way and there are colour photographs throughout. The walk locations are:

Poole Harbour and Southeast Dorset
Brownsea Island - 5.5 km
Wareham, walls and waterways - 7 km
Woolsbarrow Fort - 3 km
Highcliffe Castle and Hengistbury Head - 11 km
Wimborne - 10 km
Pamphill - 2.5 km
Kingston Lacy and Badbury Rings - 8.5 km

Hardy Heartland: Central and North Dorset
Higher and Lower Bockhampton - 10 km
Maiden Castle - 8 km
Cerne Abbas - 4 km
Tolpuddle - 8 km
Hod Hill - 3 km
Hambledon Hill - 4 km
Fontmell Down - 6 km
Melbury Hill - 5 km
Hinton St Mary - 5 km
Sherborne castles - 10 km
Hardy Monument and Hell Stone - 8 km

West Dorset
Colmer's Hill - 1.6 km
Stoke Abbott and Waddon Hill - 7 km
Lewesdon Hill - 8 km
Pilsdon Pen - 6.5 km
Lambert's and Coney's castles - 6 km

Lyme Bay and Portland
Lyme Regis - 4.5 km
Golden Cap from Stonebarrow Lane - 7 km
Langdon Hill and Golden Cap - 5 km
Thorncombe Beacon - 6.5 km
Eype and Bridport loop - 6.5 km
West Bay meander - 5.5 km
Abbotsbury and Chesil Beach - 10 km
Portland circular - 17 km

Isle of Purbeck
Smugglers Path and White Nothe - 7 km
Durdle Door - 6.5 km
West Lulworth loop - 6.5 km
Lulworth Cove to Fossil Forest - 4.5 km
St Aldhelm's Head - 8 km
Worth Matravers - 7 km
Durlston Head - 7 km
Studland and Old Harry Rocks - 8 km
Kingston and Corfe Castle - 7.5 km

ISBN 9781907025648 Pages 96 (2017) 107mm x 148mm

Price: 6.99