GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Minterne Gardens

1 miles (2 km)

Explore the stunning gardens surrounding this fine house in Dorset. The house has been the home of the Churchill's and Digby's family for the last 350 years. The first Sir Winston Churchill rented Minterne from Winchester College in 1660, and left it to his younger son General Charles Churchill. His widow then sold the house to Robert Digby.
The house is surrounded by wonderful gardens with good footpaths taking you to lakes, waterfalls and streams with delightful little bridges. Flora and fauna includes Himalayan Rhododendrons and Azaleas, Cherries, and Maples. The gardens are generally open daily between mid February and early November but check the website link below for more details.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Wessex Ridgeway and follow it to the nearby Cerne Abbas Giant.


DT2 7AU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Minterne Gardens OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Minterne Gardens Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles to the north west and you could visit the idyllicvillage of Evershot. The village has strong connections with Thomas Hardy and includes a noteworthy 16th century pub and walking trails to the nearby Melbury Park Estate. The Frome Valley Trail can also be picked up here and followed along the picturesque river to Maiden Newton and Dorchester.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Minterne Gardens, top end - - 518653

Minterne Gardens, top end

Minterne Gardens, alongside the Cerne - - 518657

The River Cerne as it flows through Minterne Gardens.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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