Clandon Barrow credit Mike Franklin

The South Dorset Ridgeway is part of the The South West Coast Path National Trail - 630 miles of superb coastal walking. The trail goes from Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset.

Walk the South Dorset Ridgeway and share in one of Dorset's best kept secrets. Explore a significant ancient ceremonial landscape and see some of the best views in the county.

The footpath passes close by to some of the special sites and monuments, particularly the round barrow groups at Bronkham Hill and Bincombe Down. Be careful not to trip over the stone circle at Hampton which also lies alongside the path.

The Ridgeway not only offers stunning views of the Jurassic Coast but also of the inland scenery of river valleys, chalk downland, villages and farmland.