A fantastic 5.2 mile walk with some good climbs and some great views. Parking can be found in the public car park at Porlock Weir and the trail followed from just past it. Beware of taking the trail out behind the pub as it doesn't lead anywhere.
One of our favourite winter walks of 2014/2015, this 6 mile circuit provide a wide variety of terrains including forests, fields, hills, gullies and more. The footpaths and tracks are also varied and interesting. Highly recommended.
Parking available in Turville as well as a very nice local pub, The Bull & Butcher.
A lovely 8.3 mile circular walk that passes through the villages of Upper and Lower Wield as well as Bradley. The route includes various terrain from rolling fields to dark woodland and has numerous points of interest along the way including a semi flooded quarry.
This route used to be part of the well known Geocaching circuit, UK Mega Series, which has now been removed.
A 7.2 mile circular walk atop the Marlborough Downs and passing through Fyfield Down Nature Reserve. Here you'll see the Grey Wethers or Sarsen Stones, neolithic limestone blocks left over from the last ice age.
Fyfield Down also has some of the rarest lichen in the country.
The route includes a lovely valley track and is mostly well drained apart from a couple of sections used by 4x4's.
There is free parking at Preshute Down car park, near the White Horse hill figure.
An interesting 6 mile circular walk form Goring to Cray's Pond and back taking in a variety of terrain.
Free parking can be found on a quiet street in Cleeve with the footpath accessible at the far end.
Elvendon Priory can bee seen as well as Flint House.
A lovely 5.9 mile circular walk around Studland Heath with fantastic views over Poole and Bournemouth.
The route visits the Agglestone Rock, a sandstone block of about 400 tonnes weight, perched on a conical hill. Legend has it that the devil threw the rock from The Needles on the Isle of Wight with the intention of hitting either Corfe Castle, Bindon Abbey or Salisbury Cathedral."Aggle" was taken into the old Dorset dialect as meaning "to wobble".*
A very pleasant 3.7 mile walk around the hamlet of Idsworth.
We found road side parking near St Huberts Chapel, a Mediaeval church in the middle of the adjacent field.
The route follows the valley and returns through Markwells Wood.
A Big Walk
An enjoyable 4.8 mile circular walk from the picturesque village of Fingest, gently uphill to Cadmore End, following the ridge before descending to Fingest again.
There are nice pubs at both ends, with The Chequers Inn being more off the beaten track (although busier at weekends).