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North Dorset Group

We are the North Dorset Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Welcome to our first leg of the White Hart Link. We park in Shaftesbury and take a bus to Gillingham from where we will start walking the White Hart Link back to our cars.

On leaving Gillingham we will pass by Kings Court moated site crossing fields into Motcombe. We will have a steep ascent to Kingsettle Wood where we will have stunning views over the Blackmore Vale. Next we will traverse through fields and woods to Shaftesbury ending with the spectacular views from Park Walk. Then back to wherever you parked your car.

Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.1km / 7.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Packed lunch.

Registered Assistance Dogs only.

Booking opens at 10.00 27/02/24 and closes 10.00 05/03/24

Email a contact phone number to the walk leader using the link in the black box near the top of the page.

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 86229 23109
Nearest postcode:
SP7 8AP
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Start time:
10:00 am

Bell Street car park bus stop to catch South West Coaches bus CR2 to the start of the walk in Gillingham at 10.13am. Use your bus pass or contactless to purchase your ticket. Park in the Bell Street car park for £3.50 all day or find alternative parking if you wish.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
ST 86171 22913
Nearest postcode:
SP7 8JR
what3words:
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Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm

Park walk Shaftesbury

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking