Pub Walks in Dorset
Paperback. £7.95. 96 pages. Fully Illustrated
A brand-new book in our Pub Walks series, this volume guides
the walker to some of the best, most beautiful places in Dorset.
The country pubs, upon which each walk is based, have all
been chosen for their good food, range of ales, history and
character. The 20 circular walks vary in length from 2 and
a half - 5 and three quarter miles. The walks include coastal
paths at Kingston, Abbotsbury and Eype; woodland walks at
Lytchett Minster, Corfe Mullen and Stoke Abbot; downland routes
at Sixpenny Handley, Horton and Corfe Castle; and riverside
walks at Tarrant Gunville, Moreton, Shillingstone and Hinton
In addition there are also walks in pretty valleys as at Winterbourne
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.
Published by Countryside Books, Highfield House, Newbury,
Berkshire, England. Currently being reprinted.