Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader,
including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please
see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website here.
In order to minimise the risk as far as possible we have have also published guidance for members here.
Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Corona Virus.
If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. Please do not turn up
for a walk without booking, as we will have to turn you away.
For your safety, we request that you avoid car sharing, and it is recommended that you bring hand sanitizer to reduce the
risk of infection after touching gates/stiles etc.
Inspired by numerous Dorset folk songs, we'll meet in the village hall car park in Stourpaine, then walk southwest to Ibberton via Durweston and Coombe Bottom. We'll pick up the ancient Wessex Ridgeway over Bell Hill to Shillingstone, then loop around Child Okeford manor, before walking through the rich and ancient history of Hambledon Hill and Hod Hill.
For interest, the total ascent on this walk is 2495ft.
Please bring a packed lunch, we will have a well-earned drink in the pub after the walk.
: Village Hall Car Park Stourpaine
: From Blandford, head for Stourpaine and turn left just after the pub.
: 1 Hod Dr, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 8TJ, UK