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Dorset Jubilee Trail

Dorset Jubilee Trail Walking Guidebook

Dorset Jubilee Trail Walking Guidebook

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, a distance of 90 miles. 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 provided for key points along the route. Each double-spread page describes a short section of the route and includes coloured maps based upon Ordnance Survey 1:2500 scale Explorer series but with the scale reduced to fit the space on the page.

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 and travel information on getting to the start of the Trail.

The Dorset Jubilee Trail was devised to celebrate 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 this 90-mile (145km) route across the county. The Trail was opened on 24th September 1995.

The starting points of the page sections are Forde Abbey, 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 9781906494810 Pages 50 (2020 4th edition) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 7.50