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North Dorset Trailway

26 km / 16 miles

The Trailway is a route being developed by Dorset Countryside along the old Somerset and Dorset Railway Line that closed to rail traffic in 1966. The old railway line provides an ideal route for a Trailway as it links many of North Dorsetís towns and villages. There are five sections you can currently visit that take you through some of North Dorsetís spectacular countryside, towns and villages with views of Hambledon Hill and the meandering River Stour.
A leaflet is available to download that show the sections which are currently open to the public from the website below.


Path Type
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Easy; Former Railway; River
ST740180 - The Sidings, Stalbridge, Dorset
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ST918017 - Crawford Castle, Spetisbury, Dorset
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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26.3 Km (16.3 miles)
250 m (820 ft) ascent
67 m (220 ft)  maximum height