Winterbournes And Hardys Monument Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameWinterbournes And Hardys Monument
Cycle Route Location
Town/CityDorchester Trinity St
Start LocationDorchester Trinity St Car Park
End LocationDorchester Trinity St Car Park
Cycle Steps
1. Starting from the main town car park, the route takes you South towards the ancient hill fort named Maiden Castle. This is followed by a leisuerly ride along the river course linking a number of hamlets named Winterbourne something or other. A sign posted Left turn takes you up a steady climb past Hardy's Monument with spectacular views over Weymouth Bay, Portland, Chesil Beach. Next we loop back down the hill Northwards and return more or less by the same route. A variation at the end takes us into Dorchester by a more direct but busier road.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Hardy's Monument, Maiden Castle. Village pubs and stores en route and a large Tesco store on re-entering Dorchester. Both of Dorchester's railway stations are close to the start and end point.