Eye Bridge - Canford Magna - Wimborne - Eye Bridge

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The walk starting point, at National Trust-owned Eye Bridge, is a popular spot for families and children to paddle in the Stour. The route takes you onto a Roman road and into close contact with the very busy A31 four times, once crossing it on foot, twice going under it and once over it on a bridge. A two-and-a-half-mile stretch of The Stour Valley Way follows, with an area called Dawson's Hole halfway along, interesting to us given our surname! At the end of this stretch of The Stour Valley Way you come to a weir with the private Canford School behind.

Then it's on through farmland and housing estates, before the last part of the walk takes in Wimborne itself, with its giftshops, clothing and coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Then there's the 1,300-year-old minster itself, which over the centuries has been a monastery and nunnery. The walk carries on next to The River Allen to Redcotts Recreation Ground with children's play area, football, tennis, table-tennis, bowls and pavilion, through allotments and a final half-mile on The Stour Valley Way back to Eye Bridge.

England - South West England - Dorset - River Walk

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Woodland
12/19/2015 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

Thanks Tony, have sorted my left from right now, doh! :-)

11/30/2015 - Tony Milton

At point (1) there are now several defined tracks, take the one ahead but slightly to the right. Point (11)Go over the broken stile, the field has been cultivated, therefore no path, we had to walk on the edge of the field to arrive at the gate/opening in the corner. Go through the gate and TURN RIGHT not left. Walked Friday 20 Nov 2015 Tony Milton

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