Cycling in Sherborne

Whether you're a leisurely cyclist or an avid adventurer, Sherborne has something to offer everyone. Hop on your bike, feel the wind in your hair, and enjoy a cycling journey through this charming town.

Scenic treats

The countryside surrounding Sherborne is a haven for cyclists, boasting rolling hills, meandering rivers, and quaint villages. As you pedal along the scenic lanes, you'll be treated to stunning vistas of verdant fields, grazing sheep, and ancient woodlands.

The landscape changes with the seasons, displaying vibrant hues of green in spring and summer, and enchanting golden shades in autumn. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Dorset countryside, breathing in the fresh air and feeling at one with nature while enjoying the freedom of exploring on two wheels.

Discover hidden history

Sherborne is steeped in history, and cycling provides an excellent way to explore its heritage. Start your journey by visiting Sherborne Abbey, a magnificent medieval church that stands as a testament to the town's past. Marvel at its architectural splendour, delve into its fascinating history, and discover the stories of the people who walked its hallowed halls from centuries ago. From there, pedal your way to Sherborne Castle, a stunning Tudor mansion set amidst breath-taking gardens and a tranquil lake. Explore the castle's rich interiors, uncover its royal connections, and imagine the lives of its illustrious inhabitants.

As you cycle through the town, keep an eye out for hidden gems that dot the landscape. One such gem is the Almshouse of St. John, a historic building tucked away in a quiet corner of the town. This architectural gem, dating back to the 15th century, is adorned with intricate carvings and offers a glimpse into Sherborne's past.

Explore further afield

For those seeking a longer cycling adventure, Sherborne is perfectly situated as a starting point for exploring the wider Dorset countryside. Head towards the Dorset National Landscape, where you'll find wonderful cycling routes that wind through picturesque villages and up to inspiring panoramic viewpoints. 

Pedal through the quaint surrounding villages of Cerne Abbas and Evershot, with their thatched cottages and cozy pubs. Venture further afield to the Jurassic Coast to witness the dramatic cliffs and fossil-rich beaches or explore the jaw dropping landscape within the Cranborne Chase National Landscape.

Sherborne also offers a range of cycling amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Cycle hire shops provide well-maintained bicycles and equipment, allowing you to embark on your cycling adventure hassle-free. Additionally, the town boasts a selection of welcoming cafes, tearooms, and pubs where you can refuel with delicious local cuisine, including Dorset cream teas and hearty traditional dishes.

See for yourself

From the idyllic countryside to the rich heritage and the serendipitous discoveries along the way, cycling through Sherborne is an experience that will leave you with lasting memories. So, hop on your bike, explore the countryside, delve into history, and let Sherborne reveal its charm one pedal stroke at a time.

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