Directions to West Dorset
Directions to West Dorset District Council in Dorchester.
West Dorset District Council is located at South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ.
A map to the offices (pdf, 153kb) (opens in a new window) is available.
Directions to Dorchester
Dorchester is served by mainline services from London Waterloo via Basingstoke, Southampton and Bournemouth. Trains usually run every hour and journey from London takes a little over two and a half hours. Trains arrive at Dorchester South Station. Trains also run from Cardiff, via Bristol to Weymouth and stop at Dorchester West Station. Local services are available from Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth.
By road from London and the east via the M3
Take the M27 westbound and continue along the A31 via Ringwood to Bere Regis and then the A35 to Dorchester. Follow signs to town centre, drive up the main street to the roundabout at the top of town, go left at the roundabout down Cornwall Road. Go straight across at the traffic lights (Maumbury Road) and turn left into Fairfield Car Par.
By road from the west
From Exeter and the west country follow the M5 and leave at exit 29. Follow the A30 eastbound to Honiton and the A35 eastbound to Bridport. Continue along A35 and at the Dorchester bypass follow the sign to Dorchester (B3150) and continue until you reach the Top o' Town roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout down Cornwall Road. Go straight across at the traffic lights and turn left before the next set of traffic lights into Fairfield Car Park.
By road from the north
From Bristol follow the A37 southbound via Shepton Mallet and Yeovil. At the approach to Dorchester town centre (The Grove) go straight across the roundabout down Cornwall Road. Go straight across the next set of traffic lights and turn left into Fairfield Car Park.
By road from the south
Follow the A354 from Weymouth, go straight across the Dorchester by-pass roundabout and follow signs to the town centre. At the traffic lights on a railway bridge go straight on and turn left just before the next set of traffic lights into Fairfield Car Park.
Nearest parking is Fairfield or Charles Street car park. The council offices are a short walk down South Walks Road. Other car parking is available nearby in the town centre.