Pentire & The Rumps
Patrick Bradley takes us along his favourite section of the South West Coast Path, through Pentire & The Rumps.
Name: Brickplace Copse, East Dorset
Place type: Other Landcover
Location: Grid Ref: SU 0319 0694 • X/Y co-ords: 403196, 106945 • Lat/Long: 50.862,-1.95596332
District: East Dorset
County/Unitary Authority: Dorset
Region: South West
OS Explorer map: 118: Shaftesbury & Cranborne Chase
Hengistbury Head walk of the week...
Walking route: 5.2km, Difficulty: Leisurely
Compton Abbas/ Fontmell Down/ Melbury Hill...
Walking route: 14.2km, Difficulty: Energetic
Cranborne - Pentridge - Cranborne
Walking route: 17.2km, Difficulty: Energetic
Christchurch Harbour | Christchurch Harbour
Walking route: 13.1km, Difficulty: Moderate
White Horse Ride
Other route: 50.6km, Difficulty: Moderate
High Corner Inn | High Corner Inn Circular
Walking route: 9.3km, Difficulty: Moderate
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Ryecross Farm Cottage, in SHAFTESBURY
Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2
Cosy ground floor cottage, half a mile from Shaftesbury. Close to rolling hills, lush green meadows and ancient woodland. Fantastic views. Relaxing base. Poole 27 miles.
Bridge Farmhouse, in VERWOOD
Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3
Attractive Dorset holiday cottage in rural location one mile from Verwood. River Crane runs past garden, ideal for relaxing. Ringwood 5 miles.
Endymion, in LINWOOD
Sleeps: 3, Bedrooms: 1
One of our cosy New Forest cottages, this single-storey timber lodge is an ideal romantic retreat with woodburner. Access to forest trails. Ringwood 5 miles.
Championing women in the outdoors
The freedom, if not the desire, to explore the planet has been a long time coming for women. The playing field is a lot more even now than when the first female pioneers of mountaineering and derring-do were on the scene, yet when I am out hiking, in the line-up or on a climbing wall I often find myself in a very male-dominated world. I reckon it’s time we changed that.