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About Kit P

I'm Kitiara (Kit for short), a freelance writer, journalist and author, specialising in the great outdoors. One of my current projects is working with the wonderful komoot, writing Highlights, Guides and putting together Collections. If I can inspire others to go outdoors and explore even just a little bit, I've succeeded in my goal.Brought up in the New Forest and now based on the edge of Dartmoor, I've spent my life travelling and adventuring, from rambling around Skye as a child to sailing double-handed across the Atlantic in my twenties. Twice, because once wasn't enough.When I'm not writing about being outside, I probably am outside, stalking wildlife, hiking to viewpoints, cycling around Devon and cracking open my coffee flask. And flapjack. You can't go outside without flapjack.For videos of trail running and other outdoors adventures, head to my Youtube Channel: youtube.com/channel/UCBUxKu4exY6DrcdiM-GzktwTo read my blog, journalism or find out about my books, head to my website below!

Distance travelled

605 mi

Time in motion

76:21 h

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  1. Kit P planned a bike ride.

    May 20, 2022

    06:05
    58.1 mi
    9.5 mph
    3,975 ft
    3,975 ft
    1. Kit P

      This route starts from Bridport and if you want to sell it to your riding buddies then you can call it a loop of SW Dorset’s secret lanes. Tucked away from the Jurassic Coast, there's a veritable treasure trove of lanes, villages and sights that only true explorers will find on their bikes.

      

      At just a

      • May 20, 2022

  2. Kit P planned a bike ride.

    May 20, 2022

    1. Kit P

      Green fields, high hedges, wiggly lanes, a few horse riders, the sea, the sea, the sea... the list of what you'll observe on this Dorset route is virtually endless.

      

      You can start from Tisbury train station and the Tour goes from the north-eastern tip of the county right down to the iconic beach town of

      • May 20, 2022

  3. Kit P planned a road ride.

    May 20, 2022

    04:12
    52.2 mi
    12.4 mph
    3,500 ft
    3,500 ft
    1. Kit P

      This super diverse 52 miles (84 km) route starts and finishes in the village of Cranborne, seen as the gateway to the Cranborne Chase AONB. It's another hilly area of Dorset with rolling chalk downs, numerous small villages, and plenty of steep climbs to keep you interested.

      

      From the top of the long

      • May 20, 2022

  4. Kit P planned a road ride.

    May 20, 2022

    04:05
    45.7 mi
    11.2 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,800 ft
    1. Kit P

      From Sherborne – known for its Abbey – you do a loop in the northern part of Dorset, taking you out through the narrow lanes around Yetminster and Chetnole. This is a route that'll continually throw in a few major surprises around each tight turn and it packs a lot of diversity and two major climbs into

      • May 20, 2022

  5. Kit P planned a road ride.

    May 20, 2022

    03:08
    39.5 mi
    12.6 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,350 ft
    1. Kit P

      The significance of the ride name here is all about Weymouth, which is steeped in history thanks to King George III. It became the seat of government during his reign after he decided to move here for the summers to bathe and recuperate – once you feel the sun on you while riding, you'll certainly appreciate

      • May 20, 2022

  6. Kit P planned a road ride.

    May 20, 2022

    02:06
    24.0 mi
    11.4 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    1. Kit P

      It's been said that the Blackmore Vale could be classed as the Ardennes of Dorset by its local cyclists, and once you’re here, you’re likely to agree. This route is the epitome of the Dorset Ardennes, and it really packs a punch thanks to its back-to-back climbs.

      

      Starting and finishing in the beautiful

      • May 20, 2022

  7. Kit P planned a road ride.

    May 20, 2022

    05:40
    66.8 mi
    11.8 mph
    3,700 ft
    3,700 ft
    1. Kit P

      Public schools are like the apples of the famous Dorset Apple Cake – the county just wouldn't be the same without them. So grand, they're rather eye-catching with their impressive architecture. These schools are scattered across the county, each with acres upon acres of land and virtually traffic-lanes

      • May 20, 2022

  8. Kit P planned a road ride.

    May 20, 2022

    1. Kit P

      A fairly long ride that cuts across the county, this great route starts in Poundbury, a modern development of the outskirts of Dorchester, Dorset’s county town. Poundbury was designed by Prince Charles in the mid-90s so expect Georgian architecture, wide streets and tidy pavements. It's very self-contained

      • May 20, 2022

  9. Kit P planned a road ride.

    May 20, 2022

    06:24
    86.1 mi
    13.5 mph
    3,925 ft
    3,925 ft
    1. Kit P

      This ride is particularly interesting because it involves a ferry, so expect a bit of an adventure! Nip past Sandbanks (while admiring some of the highest-priced property in the world) before jumping onto the chain ferry across to Swanage. Once there, you head inland, taking on some beautiful climbs

      • May 20, 2022

  10. Kit P planned a hike.

    May 18, 2022

    1. Kit P

      Famous for the signing of the Magna Carta, this peaceful and introspective meadow is just 25 miles (40 km) from West London, yet feels a lifetime away. As you wander along the paths, you'll see various memorials scattered throughout, each invoking a different feeling and memory.

      

      You'll start with a climb

      • May 18, 2022

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