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(d’Etape), lodging for walkers, cyclists,hostellers, on Jubilee trail,
Hardy way, and
1½miles from NCR (National cycle route) 2, and Frome
Valley Way between Poole, Wareham, and Dorchester.
The new Lawrence of Arabia trail, featured is nearby.
The Roman road is well marked and walkable. Jubilee trail
has been well used in June.
Lawrence trail more heavily used all the time as a short day circular
walk , (with Tank museum included)
The Lawrence Trail has become a firm favorite very rapidly, with stops
at the Cottage, the Tank museum,
the Graveyard, and the Frampton Café providing an all day walk
of considerable historical and scientific interest.
The Hardy trail to Hardy's birthplace and Max Gate was done without
difficulty this year by a dedicated walker,
and literary enthusiast, a linear walk of 10miles each way.
Walkers please avoid the B3390 at all times , even if it means going an
extra couple of miles.
Cyclists please use helmets on that road,for any distance, keeping in,
and holding the road well to be most visible.
No cars. Call, or ask when booking, for inward guide from trails.
There is a walking trail albeit through Bovington
from Wool station to the near vicinity.
No prebooking required for singles. Open 5pm
GEO : 50.750305 , -2.274044
June Closed on Sunday
July Some bed spaces open every night until mid september.
August Some bed spaces.
September Closed on Sunday
Approaching the House from the Hardy Way from Athelhampton, the best
way is to find the footpath down the Bladen valley and then turn left
at the war memorial.
From centre Briantspuddle, follow the road in the direction of
Affpuddle and the house is the third on the right further up past
the Eric Gill Bladen valley memorial, leaving Bladen valley
bumpy road on the left.
One of the many marvellous walks in the vicinity
Turners Puddle and Kite
Hill 5.2 miles / 8.4 km
700 feet / 213 m Moderate
2 hr 40 mins 710 kcal
kind permission walksforsofties
Jubilee Trail Dorset kind permission
Ramblers personal use 1988
1 Forde Abbey
2 Pilsdon Pen
3 Stoke Abbott
4 Parnham Deer Park
6 Mapperton Gardens
8 Wynford Eagle
9 Hardy Monument
12 Winterborne Came
17 Bere Regis
18 Milton Abbas
22 Gussage Down
23 Bokerly Dyke
It is practical for me to offer backup car driver services
between 9 and 18 which can be done by a fit walker, or a cyclist, in
one day, but stopping at every pub and café might take three,
about 24 miles.