Evershot and Melbury Park

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Evershot, where the walk starts, is a small picturesque village situated between Beaminster and Cerne Abbas at the source of the River Frome. It is the second highest village in Dorset at 700 feet above sea level. There is a 16th Century coaching inn at Evershot, which Thomas Hardy called 'The Sow & Acorn' in his novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Most of the route lies within Melbury Park, which is a deer-park, with woodland and agricultural land, of about 300 hectares and extensive planting of rare trees and shrubs. The walk passes Lucerne Lake with its thatched boathouse at Waymark 13. Walkers are requested to keep dogs on leads when in the deer-park. This is glorious Dorset countryside and easy walking.

England - South West England - Dorset - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland

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