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 we are producing during late 2017.
The first of those maps and the Field Guide are available to download on this page (the remaining maps will follow once complete).
A limited number of high quality printed map & guide packs have been distributed to Tourist Information Centres and other local outlets during 2017, 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!
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Here are some other of our favourite walk guides for this Ridgeway:
This pack of four walks takes in the marvellous archaeology and natural scenery of the South Dorset Ridgeway, each leaflet includes an easy to follow map and description of each route alongside key features to look out for.
Maiden Castle & Clandon Barrow. Starting in Martinstown this easy going walk passes Maiden Castle, one of Europe's largest Iron Age hillforts with views to the Ridgeway. 3 miles 2 hours Download Page 1 Map 848.36 Kb, Page 2 1017.02 Kb
Hardy's High Road. Starting in Broadmayne this countryside walk has a few short climbs with incredible views. 6.5 miles 3.5 hours Download Page 1 774.53 Kb, Page 2 1009.30 Kb
Barrow Circle. Starting in Martinstown this superb walk climbs up to the ridge for fantastic views and one of the UK's most interesting Bronze Age cemeteries. 5.5 miles 3 hours Download Page 1 Map 859.00 Kb, Page 2 1.04 Mb .
Stones & Circles. Starting in Portesham this strenuous walk passes an abandoned quarry, stone circles and other monuments. 7 miles 4.5 hours Download Page 1 Map 833.94 Kb, Page 2 985.06 Kb.
- Download Round-a-bout the Ridge pack cover Page 1 Inside Folder 924.02 Kb, Page 2 Outside cover 2.23 Mb .