Adventurous Walks in Dorset

Adventurous Pub Walks in Dorset

Paperback. £7.95. 127 pages. Fully Illustrated

ISBN 1 85306 784 9

This is an exciting book! These pub walks are a little more adventurous and challenging. They vary between 7 and 10 miles in length and should leave you with a real sense of achievement.

Destinations include Pilsdon Pen, at 907 ft the county’s highest hill, and the Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve on Powerstock Common, once part of a royal forest. Among other walks you will find a ramble to the tall chimney – shaped monument to Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy, captain of Nelson’s flagship Victory at the battle of Trafalgar and visits to Sandford Orcas, with its Tudor manor house, old church and thatched cottages, Sturminster Newton a fascinating jumble of medieval gables, coaching inns and pretty Georgian cottages and Bere Regis with its glorious heathland views and bluebell woods.

I give details of how to get to the start, where to park and where to stop for refreshments. The sketch maps are numbered to correspond with the numbered paragraphs in the text.

Published by Countryside Books, Highfield House, Newbury, Berkshire, England. Currently being reprinted.

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