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The Dorset Jubilee Trail
1995 was the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of The Ramblers. To celebrate,
each of the Areas forming the national organisation undertook a special project.
Dorset chose to create and launch a 90 mile (145km) route across the county. The
DorsetJubilee Trail was opened on 24 September 1995.
The Dorset Jubilee Trail runs from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border in the west,
across Dorset to Bokerley Dyke in the northeast on the Hampshire border. The route
was compiled and surveyed in the summer of 1994. It runs through the catchment areas
of the four groups in the county. In South Dorset it runs from Wynford Eagle via
Hardy’s Monument, Upwey, Whitcombe and West Knighton to Moreton. The chosen route
sought to avoid existing trails and popular rights of way and to seek out the little
known and little used paths in order to open them up for all to enjoy.
The Trail winds through quiet villages, passing rural churches and offers extensive
views over the rolling downs and secret valleys that make Dorset so special.
A guide has been published which describes the route and includes information on
car parks, places of interest near the trail, mileages and other data to assist in
planning a walk along the Trail. The Trail also has its own special waymark to make
it easier to follow.
The third edition of A Rambler’s Guide to the Dorset Jubilee Trail has now been published:
June 2008. This edition comprises nearly 50 pages and is well illustrated with
photographs and detailed colour maps showing the route.