Cycle Incentive at Clouds Hill

Couple cycling down road

This summer, we want to say a 'thank you' to those who follow in Lawrence's tyre-tracks (as well as helping the environment) by cycling to Clouds Hill.

Although he is better known for his passion for Brough Superior motorcycles, Lawrence was a very keen cyclist. As a young man he cycled around England and then much of France, studying medieval churches and castles. When he left the RAF in 1935 he cycled back home to Clouds Hill from Bridlington, in Yorkshire.

This year we are celebrating Lawrence’s many journeys, and encouraging visitors to the cottage, which lies between Wareham and Dorchester, to come by bicycle. This also reflects our National Trust vision to reduce our environmental impact by 2020.

As a 'thank you', we are giving each cyclist who arrives at Clouds Hill by bicycle a limited bake Clouds Hill shortbread biscuit. Clouds Hill also has a workbench DIY tea station in the bike shed, where tea, coffee, water and other refreshmentsare available for donations.

A cycle map from Dorchester to Clouds Hill, via NT Max Gate, can be downloaded from

Bike racks available by the reception building.

Valid until 10 Sept 2016.