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The closest towns to explore are Sturminster Newton, Sherborne & Shaftesbury.  Shaftesbury is a Saxon hilltop town famous for its Hovis Gold Hill. Sturminster Newton is a thriving market town with fine food shops, gift shops, cafes & bars

The River

Beautiful walks
pack a picnic,
read a book or paint... 
Sadly kayaks, canoes & SUP are not permitted.
Fishing is permitted only with an approved licence.
For a licence contact
Sturminster & Hinton Angling Association
For supplies: Todber Manor

The Trailway

Cycle, run or walk the

North Dorset Trailway,

14 miles of off-road

family friendly tracks on what was the old 

Somerset & Dorset Railway linking

Bristol to Bournemouth

Food & Drink

Whether it is fresh bread
for a picnic or a hot meal after a day in the fresh air, we have delis, bakeries,
cafes, pubs & restaurants
The Swan Inn
Bank House Brasserie
The Ship Inn

The Crown Inn
Oxford Bakery

Holebrooks Fine Foods
Olives et al
Dorset Food & Drink


If you're willing to explore

a bit further, within an

hour's drive you could

be on the Jurassic Coast, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Studland, Durdle Door, Abbotsbury; Lymington and the New Forest not forgetting the beaches at Sandbanks,

Bournemouth & Poole.

There's Longleat, Monkey World & the Tank Museum.

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