GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Okeford Hill

1 miles (2 km)

Visit Okeford Beacon in Dorset and enjoy cycling and walking trails with wonderful views. You can park at the Okeford Hill Picnic Site, about a mile to the south of Okeford Fitzpaine. From here you can pick up the Wessex Ridgeway trail to explore the woodland and countryside around Okeford Hill. Many other tracks will take you into Blandford Forest or you can head south west towards Bell Hill and Ibberton Hill.
The area is also home to Okeford Hill Mountain Bike Park. Here you can try a variety of downhill mountain bike trails. See the video below for a sample of what you can expect! There's also bridleways for cyclists at Shillingstone Hill and Blandford Forest.

Okeford Hill Postcode

DT11 0EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Okeford Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Okeford Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Head west from the hill and you can visit the pretty village of Ibberton where there are good refreshments options including the noteworthy Ibberton pub. The inn has an interesting history stretching all the way back to the 16th century. It hasretained original features such as flagstone floors, beams and inglenook fireplace complete with bread oven. Outside there's two gardens with a trickling stream running through. It's a lovely spot to relax in on a fine summer day. You can find the pub on Church Lane with a postcode of DT110EN for your sat navs.

In nearby Ibberton you could visit the interesting St. Eustace Church which dates back to the 14th century. Here you can also pick up the Ibberton Millennium Path which explores the area on a waymarked path.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

View from Okeford Hill - geograph.org.uk - 163363

View from Okeford Hill. Standing atop Okeford Hill nearly all of the Blackmore Vale can viewed, this view stretches all the way to Shaftsbury, just visible in the distance

Okeford Hill - geograph.org.uk - 372589

The steep road down from Okeford Hill with the Blackmore Vale in the distance

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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