This delightful Dorset settlement near Wimborne includes typical village features such as a picturesque green, a cricket pitch, a fine old church and quaint thatched cottages.
This circular walk from the village visits Kingston Lacy, Sturminster Marshall and the River Stour. On the way there's country views, riverside paths and bluebell woods to explore.
The walk starts from the car park at Pamphill Green and heads north west to skirt the edge of Kingston Lacy House, passing the pretty bluebell woods at Abbot Street Copse on the way.
You follow a country lane west before picking up the Stour Valley Way and following the waymarked footpath west to visit the pretty neighbouring village of Sturminster Marshall where there's some lovely views of the river Stour. You then retrace your steps before following Cowgrove Road back to Little Pamphill and the car park.
You can extend the walk by entering the grounds of Kingston Lacy House where there are miles of trails around the expansive parkland and gardens.
PostcodeBH21 4ED - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Pamphill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Pamphill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Pamphill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Pamphill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the lovely Pamphill Dairy for some post walk refreshment. There's a farm shop and cafe selling a good range of meals, snacks and ice creams here. You can find them at Hillbutts with postcode BH21 4ED for you sat navs.
If you fancy a pub lunch then head to the Vine Inn. The award winning pub has been managed by the same family for 120 years. It's a splendid place with a patio garden for warmer days. You can find them at postcode BH21 4EE.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around the village you could head to Badbury Rings. From the Iron Age hillfort there are wonderful views over the Cranborne Chase AONB and the Wiltshire Downs.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks page.