A timeless feel in North Dorset
North Dorset has a timeless feel, captured in Thomas Hardy’s writings many of the scenes and views are still evident. This trail explores the Blackmore Vale where Tess spent her younger years then with views of Shaftesbury (Shaston for those that know the book) it’s on to the chalk and the domain of the landed estates.
Thomas Hardy’s Dorset is a 6 night inn to inn walking trail set in North Dorset. Start in the Blackmore Vale and journey onto the Cranborne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty.