GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Duncliffe Wood

2 miles (3 km)

Explore miles of cycling and walking trails in this large area of ancient woodland near Shaftesbury. The woods cover 93 hectares (230 acres) with waymarked trails and lots of pretty bluebells in the spring months. There's also a nice climb to Duncliffe Hill with great views of Blackmore Vale to enjoy. Look out for a variety of woodland birds and butterflies including silver-washed fritillary,white admiralandpurple hairstreak.
To continue your walking in the area you could head a few miles south east to the Cranborne Chase AONB and visit the lovely Fontmell and Melbury Downs at Compton Abbas. The area is a nature reserve with a variety of interesting flora and fauna. There's also a climb to Melbury Hill where there are great views over the Vale of Wardour andShaftesbury.
The Hardy Way long distance trail also passes through the woods. You could follow the trail from Shaftesbury to the woods or head south west to Marnhull. Here you can pick up the Stour Valley Way and further explore this lovely area.


SP7 0QW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Duncliffe Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Duncliffe Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Bluebells in Duncliffe wood - - 1288600

Bluebells in Duncliffe wood

Southeast corner of Duncliffe Wood - - 408852

Southeast corner of Duncliffe Wood

Footpath in Duncliffe Woods - - 964584

Footpath view. The main path through the woods is well made up and easy going.

Clearing in Duncliffe Woods - - 410864

Clearing in the woods

GPS Files

GPX File

Duncliffe Wood.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Duncliffe Wood.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)