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 pubafter the walk.
: Village Hall Car park in Stourpaine
: Take the A350 west from Blandford and turn left at the pub in Stourpaine.
: 1 Hod Dr, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 8TJ, UK