North Dorset Trailway
The North Dorset Trailway runs along the route of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway line and takes you through some picturesque villages of the Blackmore vale. The old railway line provides an ideal route for a Trailway as it links many of North Dorset's towns and villages.
There are four sections you can currently visit that take you through some of North Dorset's spectacular countryside, towns and villages with views of Hambledon Hill and the meandering River Stour.
The trail runs along a flat, surfaced 3 metre wide track suitable for push chairs, mobility vehicles, horses, bicycles and walkers.
Current Total distance: 7.5 miles
Map information: OS Explorer series 117,118,129,
Districts covered: North Dorset
Sections of the trailway are open to the public at:
- Stalbridge - 0.4 miles
- Sturminster Newton to Stourpaine - 6 miles
- Blandford - 1 mile
- Blandford St Mary to Spetisbury - 3 miles
A leaflet is available to download below that show the sections which are currently open to the public. Please do not trespass on sections not currently open to the public.
Linking trails and walks:
Places of interest:
- Shillingstone Station Restoration Project (opens in a new window)
- Fiddleford Manor (opens in a new window)
- Hambledon Hill National Nature Reserve (opens in a new window)