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Crossways

Crossways is a new and expanding village which is mainly residental approximately 6 miles east of...

Crossways

Winterbourne Abbas

Winterbourne Abbas is situated just south west of Dorchester and is a pleasant village with little...

Winterbourne Abbas

Hurn

Action and activity is the key for all the family at Hurn, only a ten minute drive from the town...

Hurn

Charminster

Charminster is a small village 2 miles north of Dorchester full of delightful traditional cottages...

Charminster

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  1. Add Mudeford to your Itinerary

    Mudeford

    Mudeford, CHRISTCHURCH

    Mudeford has an intriguing history of smuggling over the centuries and the picturesque quay is still the focal point of the local fishing industry.

  2. Add Little Bredy to your Itinerary

    Little Bredy

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Little Bredy stands at the head of the Bride Valley where the River Bride tumbles down a waterfall from its springs and is well worth visiting for its gorgeous setting.

  3. Add Winterbourne Abbas to your Itinerary

    Winterbourne Abbas

    South Walks House, Dorchester

    Winterbourne Abbas is situated just south west of Dorchester and is a pleasant village with little bridges to the 17-19th century stone, brick and flint cottages.

  4. Add Stinsford to your Itinerary

    Stinsford

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    A small hamlet, much loved by Hardy, which features in 'Under the Greenwood Tree' and a number of his poems. Hardy’s heart is buried in the churchyard here next to his wives, Emma and Florence plus other members of his family.

  5. Add Eype to your Itinerary

    Eype

    Bridport

    Situated just West of Bridport on the Jurassic Coast, Eype has been described as one of West Dorset’s most beautiful villages.

  6. Add Kimmeridge to your Itinerary

    Kimmeridge

    This small hamlet is humble yet dramatic with great cliffs and a beautiful bay. It is famous for its fossil finds which regularly fall from the unstable rock face and its unique geology means that it is home to many interesting marine creatures.

  7. Add Maiden Newton to your Itinerary

    Maiden Newton

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Maiden Newton is a pleasant blend of old and new buildings surrounded by AONB land, located on the confluence of the Rivers Frome and Hooke.

  8. Add Woodsford to your Itinerary

    Woodsford

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Woodsford lies to the east of Dorchester in the Frome Valley. The young Thomas Hardy assisted with convernsions to the manor house here and it was on the strength of these that he was offered an architectural apprenticeship with John Hicks.

  9. Add Piddletrenthide & Piddlehinton to your Itinerary

    Piddletrenthide & Piddlehinton

    Dorchester

    These small, sweet villages provide a charming base from which to explore Hardy country, whether it be for the literary links or just to enjoy some of England’s best countryside.

  10. Add Corscombe to your Itinerary

    Corscombe

    Bridport

    Corscombe lies in lovely wooded country north of Beaminster with its main street climbing up the chalk hillside. It commands splendid views over Somerset from the upper road and is one of the most peaceful parts of Dorset.

  11. Add Symondsbury to your Itinerary

    Symondsbury

    Bridport

    Symondsbury is a large, pretty village of golden sandstone, known for its iconic landmark – Colmers Hill, which is featured extensively on postcards of the area and is the subject of many atmospheric photographs.

  12. Add Higher Bockhampton to your Itinerary

    Higher Bockhampton

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Higher Bockhampton is a tiny hamlet on the edge of Puddletown Heath containing the woodland cottage where Thomas Hardy was born on 2nd June 1840.

  13. Add Middlemarsh to your Itinerary

    Middlemarsh

    Sherborne

    Middlemarsh is a very small village that lies in the heart of rural Dorset and is surrounded by miles of glorious unspoilt Hardy countryside.

  14. Add Broadwindsor to your Itinerary

    Broadwindsor

    Bridport

    A large village made up of period houses and pretty cottages. A popular craft and design centre is situated nearby.

  15. Add Poundbury to your Itinerary

    Poundbury

    South Walks House, Dorchester

    Poundbury is an innovative, high density urban extension to Dorchester, designed by Prince Charles.

  16. Add Morecombelake to your Itinerary

    Morecombelake

    Lyme Regis

    Sitting under Hardown Hill, Morecombelake is the home of Moore’s Biscuit Factory, famous for its Dorset Knob.

  17. Add Cattistock to your Itinerary

    Cattistock

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Known by many as the “knob-throwing village”, Cattistock’s recent rise to fame is thanks to a peculiar tournament of the same name held annually in the village.

  18. Add Puddletown to your Itinerary

    Puddletown

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Nestling in the Piddle Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and woodland lies Puddletown, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages and which features heavily in Hardy’s novels - most notably 'Far from the Madding Crowd'.

  19. Add Wyke Regis to your Itinerary

    Wyke Regis

    Weymouth

    Wyke Regis is home to the newly restored Tudor Sandsfoot castle and gardens and the Crab House Cafe at Ferrybridge. Wyke old village has a store and local pubs.

  20. Add Hurn to your Itinerary

    Hurn

    Hurn, CHRISTCHURCH

    Action and activity is the key for all the family at Hurn, only a ten minute drive from the town centre. Here you will find Adventure Wonderland and Wild Thing, Snowtrax and a variety of activities.

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