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The top 20 Attractions in East Dorset

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    1

    Moors Valley

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Great loop through the forest all well maintained with some rocks and duckboards. Good for CX practice or a fun ride with the kids. Go to the reception/cafe from the …

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    Tom
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    Well over a hundred years old, this narrow suspension bridge lies just outside the grounds of Canford School and crosses the Stour. Only wide enough for one person at a …

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    Kit P
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    3

    This church has all manner of interesting features and is well worth visiting. For a start the King of Wessex is buried here; he ruled from 865 to 871, which …

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    Kit P
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    4

    Moors Valley Country Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Great family trails through the forest

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    Keith
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    5

    Part of the old castleman trailway

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Lovely gravel tracks. Suitable for beginners and experienced cyclists.

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    Ashley heath

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Useful convenience store around the corner

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    Moors Valley Narrow Gauge Railway

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Kingsmere Station is a starting point for a 1 mile trip on the 7 1/4" gauge steam railway. Great place to stop on a ride with the kids.

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    Paul
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    8

    Gravel cut from Ringwood to Moors Valley

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    good surface for running or cycling. largely traffic free exept at the start / midpoint / finish. good alternative than paying for parking in moors valley

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    Tom
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    9

    The Gruffalo

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Can’t beat a good selfie

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    Great riding on safe, level gravel tracks. Too rough for road tyres though.

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    11

    Church Farm Camping

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Church Farm is a quiet campsite run by Stephen Judd & his wife Lee.We are situated in a village called Sixpenny Handley, which is in the heart of the Cranborne …

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    12

    Badbury Rings

    Hiking Highlight

    This incredibly impressive Iron Age hillfort lies in an area with Bronze Age remnants, Roman remains and numerous other historic markers. Badbury Rings is one of a well-defined string of …

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    Kit P
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    13

    Bridge over the Stour River

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    After all, the bridge is from 1813.

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    Herbert
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    14

    Gorgeous tree-lined road!

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This is a stunning, almost art row of trees, quiet road and not too steep if you are going up. Links to many quiet back roads.

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    Mark B
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    15

    Cranborne Chasing

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Lush, rolling roads over the chalk downs of Eastern Dorset. On the border or Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, this a really quiet route that unlocks a lot of hidden Saxon …

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    emmie c
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    16

    This corn mill languishes on the River Stour and makes for a lovely stop if you're on a walk in the area. Managed by the National Trust, this particular mill …

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    Kit P
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    17

    Wimborne Coffee Roasters

    Hiking Highlight

    Great coffee and homemade cakes. Cyclist and dog friendly check website for opening times wimbornecoffeeroasters.co.uk

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    Keith
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    Crawford Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Of medieval origin but widened in the 1800s, this stone bridge spans the River Stour at Spetisbury and is a lovely place to pause (in one of the cut-waters) and admire the river as it ambles south.

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    Kit P
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    19

    Wild Swim Pool

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautiful spot, though Little hard to get to. Able bodied people can access and swim. Unknown river pool current strength.

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    20

    Bokerley Ditch

    Hiking Highlight

    This ancient earthwork lies on the Hampshire/Dorset Border, on the western edge of Martin Down. Estimates put the ditch's creation in the Bronze or Early Iron Age after which it …

    Tip by
    Kit P

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