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Dorset Year Round Walks

Dorset Year Round Walks

by: Anne-Marie Edwards
Dorset, with its glorious coastline and gentle rolling hills, is a walker's county. The twenty circular walks in this book vary in length from 2 to 6 miles and are enjoyable all year round. The author has divided the routes into seasons to show each at its very best. In spring, Hod Hill is golden with cowslips and Abbot Street Copse near Pamphill is a sea of bluebells. On a fine day in summer there are wonderful views over Dorset's Jurassic Coast and the heathland near Bere Regis is purple with heather. Autumn brings colour to Beaminster woods and Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve is a splendid place to see migrant birds. To appreciate the special atmosphere of Eggardon Hill you should walk the ramparts in winter.

The book is produced in full colour with lots of photographs. Each walk entry begins with a description of the terrain, Ordnance Survey Explorer map sheet references, starting point with grid reference, how to get there and parking and refreshment options. The following route finding instructions are laid out in precise numbered paragraphs and are supported by clear sketch maps showing the location of each paragraph number. For each walk an introductory description of its main features is included plus notes on what to look out for.

The walk locations are:

Spring
Pamphill - 4.5 miles
Abbotsbury - 3 miles
Bradford Abbas - 4 miles
Stourpaine and Hod Hill - 4.5 miles
Ferndown Forest and Uddens Water - 4.5 miles

Summer
Ashmore - 4.5 miles
Bere Regis - 5 miles
Spetisbury and Tarrant Crawford - 4 miles
Kingston and Swyre Head - 3 miles
Tarrant Gunville - 4 miles

Autumn
Beaminster - 2.5 miles
Christchurch and Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve - 4.5 miles
Buckland Newton - 3.5 miles
Trent - 4 miles
Puddletown and Yellowham Wood - 6 miles

Winter
Ringstead Bay - 4.5 miles
Eggardon Hill - 2.5 miles
Hinton St Mary - 4 miles
Gussage All Saints - 6 miles
Wareham - 4.3 miles

ISBN 9781846743528 Pages 95 (2018) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 7.95