Fiddleford Mill - Sturminster Newton - Fiddleford

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Fiddleford Mill - Sturminster Newton - Well Mill - Broad Oak - Fiddleford

This is a must-do Dorset walk. It takes in Fiddleford Manor and Mill (which clearly displays its medieval origins), the disused railway and remnants of a railway bridge even before you get to Sturminster Newton. And this is a little town well worth a visit in its own right!

From there you can stroll down beside the river to yet another fascinating mill and then take yourself up a thoughtfully provided set of steps to the higher ground above.

You remain in beautiful countryside and on interesting paths as you make your way to Broad Oak and then on into Piddle Wood. This is quite extensive, now in the hands of the Dorset Wildlife Trust and is delightful to walk through.

Once on the other side you drop straight down through fields to the Fiddleford Inn, where you may or may not feel compelled to stop. From there you can get back by road to where you started, or take a path beside a little stream as described.

This walk was originated by Colin Campbell. Walkingworld would like to say a big thank you to Colin for all his superb contributions to the website over the years.

England - South West England - Dorset - River Walk

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/18/2017 - Kai Chandler

This is a really enjoyable walk with plenty of variety and beautiful views. Fiddleford Manor, dating back to 1370, is well worth a quick visit at the start or end of the walk if open. Walked checked August 2017 and minor updates made.

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