GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Jubilee Trail Dorset

88 miles (142 km)

This walk crosses from one side of Dorset to the other, taking you on a tour of some of the county's best scenery and prettiest villages. The Trail runs from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border in the west, across Dorset to Bokerley Dyke on the Hampshire border. You will pass through Winterborne Abbas, Upwey, West Knighton, Crossways, Moreton, Bere Regis, Milton Abbas, Winterborne Stickland, Durweston, Stourpaine, Pimperne, Tarrant Gunville, Chettle and Cranborne.
Route highlights include the lovely Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester and Mapperton House in Beaminster. On the border with Hampshire you will find the delightful Martin Down Nature Reserve which has a variety of lovely flora and fauna.

Jubilee Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Jubilee Trail 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 Bere Regis, there's the Royal Oak to consider. The historic pub dates all the way back to the 16th century when it was originally a coaching inn. They serve good quality food and have a nice garden area for warmer weather too. You can find them on West Street with a postcode of BH20 7HQ for your sat navs.

Photos

Stourpaine church - geograph.org.uk - 238609

Stourpaine church

Stourpaine, Post Office and pub - geograph.org.uk - 258946

Stourpaine, Post Office and White Horse pub

Jubilee Trail, Penbury Knoll - geograph.org.uk - 1210011

Jubilee Trail, Penbury Knoll

Round barrows on the Dorset Ridgeway - geograph.org.uk - 297723

Round barrows on the Dorset Ridgeway. A short distance to the east of the Hardy Monument, these two prominent bronze-age round barrows sit on the brow of the chalk ridge. The path on the left of the photo is the "inland South West coast path" and also the "Jubilee Trail", which coincide for a few hundred metres.

This way to Hell Bottom - geograph.org.uk - 298184

This way to Hell Bottom. It is about half a mile downhill to Hell Bottom from this spot on Bronkham Hill, along a footpath that isn't used too much (going by the amount of gorse and brambles on the way). The footpath joins the Jubilee Trail in Hell Bottom at the simply-named "Bench". In the hazy distance are the chalk hills to the north of Abbotsbury

Jubilee Trail, Whitcombe - geograph.org.uk - 876663

Looking east along the trail toward West Knighton just west of the hamlet of Whitcombe

Jubilee Trail - geograph.org.uk - 1949469

Durweston

Signpost on Jubilee Trail - geograph.org.uk - 5409304

Signpost, Stoke Abbott.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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