Puddletown Forest

Description
This large area of woodland near Dorchester has miles of footpaths and mountain bike trails. There are a number of easy walking trails and some more challenging climbs to Green Hill and Beacon Hill. If you are on a moutain bike you can enjoy miles of bridleways, short natural singletracks, downhill sections and some jumps. The forest is located just to the west of the village of Puddletown and the River Piddle. It is a nice walk to do if you are visiting Thomas Hardy's cottage which is located on the western fringe of the forest.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could visit the nearby Athelhampton House. National Cycle Network Route 2 runs just to the south of the forest.

Puddletown Forest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Puddletown Forest Aerial Photo View Map

   
Distance4 miles (6 km)
Difficulty**
Joining RoutesAthelhampton House
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