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1 Piddletrenthide and Well Bottom Down Distance: 2 - 5 miles

The path through the bluebell wood

Start: The Piddle Inn, Piddletrenthide (grid ref SY707998). Park in Wightman’s Orchard or on B3143 Finish: The Piddle Inn

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2 Chetterwood and Manswood: Dorset walks Distance: 5 - 10 miles

Into Chetterwood

Start: St Mary, St Cuthburga and All Saints’ Church, Witchampton Finish: St Mary, St Cuthburga and All Saints’ Church, Witchampton

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3 A new year's walk between Portesham and Hampton Stone Circle Distance: 2 - 5 miles

Looking down the valley after Hampton Stone Circle

Start: St Peter‘s Church, Portesham (Grid Ref: SY603858) Finish: St Peter‘s Church, Portesham (Grid Ref: SY603858)

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4 A new year's walk between Halstock and Melbury Osmond Distance: 5 - 10 miles

Rout Map

Start: Lay-by in Yeovil Road, Halstock Finish: Lay-by in Yeovil Road, Halstock

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8 Dorset Walk for August, number 1 - Corscombe and West Chelborough Distance: 2 - 5 miles

St Andrew’s, West Chelborough c. Edward Griffiths

Start: St Mary’s, Corscombe car park, by kind permission of Rev. David Harknett. An envelope donation into the Vicarage porch would be much appreciated Finish: St Mary’s, Corscombe car park

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9 Dorset Walk for August, number 2 - Okeford Fitzpaine and Fiddleford Distance: 5 - 10 miles

Ordnance survey mapping © Crown copyright Media 045/12

Start: St Andrew‘s Church, Okeford Fitzpaine (Grid Ref: ST807108) Finish: St Andrew‘s Church, Okeford Fitzpaine (Grid Ref: ST807108)

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10 Poole Old Town: latest walk from Dorset Magazine Distance: 0 - 2 miles

After the colonnade, turn into Thames Street near Custom House

Start: A350 Poole Lifting Bridge between Poole Quay and Hamworthy (grid ref SZ005903) Finish: A350 Poole Lifting Bridge between Poole Quay and Hamworthy (grid ref SZ005903)

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11 Osmington Mills and Sutton Poyntz Distance: 5 - 10 miles

The White Horse above the valley field path (point 5)
PHOTOS: Edward Griffiths

Start: Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth (grid ref SY702820) Finish: Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth (grid ref SY702820)

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12 Okeford Fitzpaine and Belchalwell Distance: 2 - 5 miles

The ancient track from Okeford to Sturminster
PHOTOS: Edward Griffiths

Start: St Andrew’s Church, Okeford Fitzpaine (grid ref ST807108) Finish: St Andrew’s Church, Okeford Fitzpaine (grid ref ST807108)

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13 Walk 2 June 11 Compton Abbas and Melbury Beacon Distance: 2 - 5 miles

Walk 2 June 11 Compton Abbas and Melbury Beacon

Start: Spreadeagle Hill parking area on higher Shaftesbury to Blandford road (grid ref ST886187) Finish: Spreadeagle Hill parking area on higher Shaftesbury to Blandford road (grid ref ST886187)

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14 Walk 1 June 11 Burstock and Childhay Distance: 2 - 5 miles

Walk 1 June 11 Burstock and Childhay

Start: Pilsdon Pen lay-by (grid ref SY414009) Finish: Pilsdon Pen lay-by (grid ref SY414009)

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15 Winspit and Renscombe Distance: 2 - 5 miles

lookout station, radar establishment memorial, and Chapel at St Aldhelm's Head

Start: Renscombe car park (grid ref SY964774). From Worth Matravers duck-pond, drive straight through for ¾ mile, passing Weston Farm. Car park is 100 yards after the tarmac road ends. Contribution box for Purbeck Heritage Finish: Renscombe car park

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16 Ringstead Hill and Poxwell Distance: 2 - 5 miles

PHOTOS: Edward Griffiths

Start: National Trust South Down car park off the Ringstead Bay road (grid ref SY758824) Finish: National Trust South Down car park off the Ringstead Bay road (grid ref SY758824)

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17 Sydling St Nicholas and Combe Hill Walk in Dorset Distance: 2 - 5 miles

Sydling St Nicholas and Combe Hill Walk in Dorset

Start: Sydling’s village centre chestnut tree (grid ref SY632994) Finish: Sydling’s village centre chestnut tree (grid ref SY632994)

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18 Two Winterbornes and Charity Wood Distance: 5 - 10 miles

Stickland Village Green

Start: Winterborne Stickland Post Office Finish: Winterborne Stickland Post Office

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19 Badbury Rings and Sheepbriar Drove Walk 2 Dor Dec 10 Distance: 2 - 5 miles

Badbury Rings and Sheepbriar Drove Walk 2 Dor Dec 10

Start: Badbury Rings car park off B3082 Wimborne-Blandford road (grid ref ST962032), Alternative start for dog-walkers, B3082 car park opposite ‘Sturminster Marshall’ turning (grid ref ST966023) and taking bridleway-track north Finish: Badbury Rings car park

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20 Dorset Dec 10 Walk 1 Rodwell Trail Distance: 2 - 5 miles

Dorset Dec 10  Walk 1 Rodwell Trail

Start: Redcliff View at the end of Bincleaves Road, Rodwell, Weymouth (grid ref SY680781) Finish: Redcliff View at the end of Bincleaves Road, Rodwell, Weymouth (grid ref SY680781)

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