GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

North Dorset Trailway

17 miles (27 km)

This splendid walking and cycling path runs along a dismantled railway line from Stalbridge to Spetisbury in Dorset.
The path has regular views of the River Stour following it for most of the route. You will pass through a series of pretty villages and towns including Sturminster Newton, Stourpaine and Blandford Forum before finishing at Crawford Castle at Spetisbury. On the way there's nice views of the nearby Hod Hill and Hambledon Hill which is a great place to enjoy views over the area.

North Dorset Trailway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

North Dorset Trailway Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

On the route we recommend popping into the White Horse Inn in Stourpaine for some refreshments. It's a quaint pub of some note, dating back to the early 18th Century. Today, the inside provides an open-plan layout with a bar, restaurant, shop, post office, games room, wood burning stoves & an open fire. The external provides a covered outdoor decking area at the rear and a seating area out the front for warm summer days. There's also a village shop within the pub with a deli counter which sells a variety of delicious, fresh products. You can find the pub in the village at postcode DT11 8TA for your sat navs.
In Blandford head to the Crown Hotel in the town centre. The pub/hotel is set in a redbrick Georgian property near to the interesting Blandford Town Museum. Highlights includea lounge with leather sofas and a fireplace, and a garden with a terrace seating to relax in on the warmer days.You can find it on West St at postcode DT11 7AJ.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

North Dorset Trailway - geograph.org.uk - 378936

North Dorset Trailway

Hambledon Hill from North Dorset Trailway 20080107

Hambledon Hill from North Dorset Trailway 20080107

North Dorset Trailway south of Sturminster Newton - geograph.org.uk - 942479

North Dorset Trailway south of Sturminster Newton

North Dorset Trailway, Sturminster Newton - geograph.org.uk - 942370

North Dorset Trailway, Sturminster Newton

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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