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Dorset Jubilee Trail

Dorset Jubilee Trail

by: Ramblers' Association Dorset Area
The Dorset Jubilee Trail is one of several long distance paths that owe their existence to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ramblers' Association. As its special project to celebrate this Jubilee in 1995, Dorset Area chose to create a 90 mile (145km) route across the county. The Trail was opened on 24th September 1995.
The Trail runs from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border in the west, across Dorset to Bokerley Dyke in the north-east on the Hampshire border. The route was devised to avoid existing trails and popular rights of way and to seek out the little known and little used paths in order to open them up for all to enjoy. The Trail winds through quiet villages, passing rural churches, and offers extensive views over the rolling downs and secret valleys that make Dorset so special. The Trail is supported by Dorset County Council and is waymarked.

The guide has comprehensive route finding instructions including grid references and highly detailed full colour contoured maps at a scale of 1:35,000 with the route clearly identified. There is also a lot of useful and anecdotal information about the places visited en-route plus some colour photographs of particularly notable places. There is a mileage chart listing towns and villages on the route to help with planning plus contact details to assist with arranging accommodation.

From Forde Abbey the guide describes the route in short sections with starting points at Coles Cross, Stoke Abbott, Mapperton, Toller Porcorum, Compton Barn, Little Bredy, Upwey, Winterborne Came, Moigne Combe Farm, Moreton, Bere Regis, Milton Abbas, Winterborne Stickland, Durweston, Tarrant Gunville, Chettle, Harley Gap, Cranborne.

ISBN 9781906494100 Pages 47 (2008) 3rd edition 148mm x 210mm

Price: 5.50