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Pub Walks in Dorset

Pub Walks in Dorset

by: Anne-Marie Edwards
This full colour book should appeal to those who enjoy walking and visiting country pubs. The pubs have been selected for their good food and the routes give the walker the opportunity to experience the beautiful and varied landscape of Dorset at its very best.

The 20 circular walks vary in length from 2.5 miles to just over 5 miles and each route is described in detail with its own accompanying sketch map. There is information about each pub, including its history and character, food specialities and range of ales plus a colour photograph. There are also details of how to get to the start, where to park and what places can be seen on route.

The walks include coastal paths at Kingston, Abbotsbury and Eype; woodland walks at Lytchett Minster, Corfe Mullen and stoke Abbott; downland routes at Sixpenny Handley, Horton and Corfe Castle; and riverside walks at Tarrant Gunville, Moreton, Shillingstone and Hinton St Mary.

In addition there are also walks in pretty valleys as at Winterborne Stickland and Cattistock, and through picturesque villages such as Loders and Piddletrenthide. Along the way there is the chance to see Sturt's Folly, a six-storey brick tower; the grave of Lawrence of Arabia; a church pulpit canopy with two bullet holes in it; a Roman road; stained glass windows by Lawrence Whistler; the pub where Thomas Hardy was a regular; and several old railway trackbeds.

The walk locations and pubs are:
Kingston: The Scott Arms - 3.5 miles
Corfe Castle: The Greyhound Inn - 4.5 miles
Lytchett Minster: St Peters Finger - 4.5 miles
Corfe Mullen: The Lambs Green Inn - 3 miles
Horton: Drusilla's Inn - 5.75 miles
Sixpenny Handley: The Roebuck Inn - 3.5 miles
Tarrant Gunville: Home Farm Restaurant - 4.5 miles
Tarrant Keyneston: The True Lovers Knot - 4 miles
Winterborne Zelston: Botany Bay Inne - 4 miles
Moreton: Moreton Tearooms and Restaurant - 3 miles
Winterborne Stickland: The Crown Inn - 4.5 miles
Shillingstone: The Old Ox Inn - 4 miles
Hinton St Mary: White Horse Inn - 5.5 miles
Melbury Osmond: Rest and Welcome Inn - 4 miles
Piddletrenthide: The Piddle Inn - 5 miles
Cattistock: The Fox and Hounds - 4.5 miles
Abbotsbury: The Swan Inn - 4 miles
Loders: The Loders Arms - 4.5 miles
Stoke Abbott: The New Inn - 4.5 miles
Eype: The New Inn - 2.5 miles

ISBN 9781846742828 Pages 96 (2013) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 7.95