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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: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: ST740180 - The Sidings, Stalbridge, Dorset View on StreetMap
Finish: ST918017 - Crawford Castle, Spetisbury, Dorset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Dorset Council - North Dorset Trailway Visit Dorset - North Dorset Trailway


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 183, 194, 195
OS Landranger Active 183, 194, 195
OS Explorer 117, 118, 129
OS Explorer Active 117, 118, 129

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Route Profile:

26.3 km (16.3 miles)
250 m (820 ft) ascent
67 m (220 ft)  maximum height

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