Wessex Ridgeway Trail
Follow the Wessex Ridgeway Trail and enjoy spectacular views of the Dorset countryside on this shared walking and cycling path.
The trail begins at Tollard Royal in Wiltshire and heads to Hambledon Hill passing through Ashmore Wood and crossing the River Iwerne on the way.
A short section along the river Stour and a wooded spell through Blandford Forest take you to Ibberton and then onto Up Cerne and Maiden Newton. You then head to Beaminster before passing through the beautiful Marshwood Vale and finishing on the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.
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Wessex Ridgeway Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wessex Ridgeway Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wessex Ridgeway Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wessex Ridgeway Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Wessex Ridgeway Trail Pubs/Cafes
On the route consider stopping off at the pretty village of Ibberton where you'll find the noteworthy Ibberton pub. The inn has an interesting history stretching all the way back to the 16th century. It has retained 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 DT11 0EN. It's also worth strolling round the village and visiting 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 footpath.