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The Dorsetshire Gap

The Dorsetshire Gap

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  • Katherine Moore

    The Dorsetshire Gap is, or Dorset Gap as it's known for short, is a dip in the Dorset Downs chalk ridge between Nordon Hill and Nettleton Tout, close to the settlement of Higher Melcombe.

    A number of different bridleways run through and over this pass, including the ancient Wessex Ridgeway.

    It's thought that this point was part of a network of trading routes that date back as far as the Middle Ages.

    • June 18, 2020

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    18.8 mi
    7.3 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
  • Difficult
    05:45
    51.5 mi
    8.9 mph
    3,225 ft
    3,225 ft
  • Difficult
    06:46
    66.9 mi
    9.9 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,900 ft
  • Difficult
    03:26
    29.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,300 ft
  • Difficult
    04:15
    29.1 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 ft
  • Difficult
    03:18
    23.5 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
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Location: Melcombe Horsey, West Dorset, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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  • Elevation210 m

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