The South Dorset Ridgeway is a fantastic place to go walking in Dorset. Here are some of the best routes for you to immerse yourself in this remarkable landscape, with original artwork developed by renowned artist Amanda Wallwork as well as a highly informative field guide to the South Dorset Ridgeway landscape to enrich your visit, also produced by Amanda to accompany the walks and to enjoy in your own time.
A selection of suggested walks are shown on the map in red, with corresponding map numbers for the more detailed maps that have been produced.
The first of those maps and the Field Guide are available to download on this page below and the remaining maps will follow shortly.
A limited number of high quality printed map & guide packs have been distributed to Tourist Information Centres so you may be able to pick one up there, or you can email us to request one by post - but only while stocks last!
What histories, what stories would these stones, and ancient barrows tell us if they could talk?
What legends, fairy tales, local myths and oral histories have been woven into and around the landscape? What natural and created sounds can be heard high on the skyline underground, along footpaths, ancient tracks, and whispering woodlands?
In a ground-breaking new project as part of the South Dorset Landscape Partnership (The Land of Bone and Stone), a series of smartphone Apps have been developed which allows you to experience this universe for yourself!
Partners SATSYMPH have laid out a series of sound-pools in 7 evocative locations along the South Dorset Ridgeway. Access the sound-pools by downloading an app onto your smartphone, plus background maps, and head out to any of the 7 locations. Once there, open the app, plug your headphones in and wander. Your smartphone automatically senses the sound-hotspots through GPS and opens out the sound experience.
Land Bone Stone Apps 1-3 were made by the 3-man artistic collective SATSYMPH working with DIVAcontemporary, Sir John Colfox School (Bridport), Beaminster School, Weymouth College and Dorset Studio School, InsideOut Dorset, Artmusic, Frances Aitken and members of the public.