Walking

Walking trail

Walk at Pamphill and Cowgrove, Kingston Lacy

Walking trail

Enjoy a gentle walk through the beautiful unspoilt villages of Pamphill and Cowgrove with good views across the Stour Valley. There are waymarks for Walk 3 on the route.

St Stephen's Church, Pamphill on Kingston Lacy's estate

Map

Map route for Kingston Lacy Pamphill and Cowgrove walk

Start:

Pamphill Green car park near St Stephen's Church; grid ref: ST990008

1

Turn left out of the car park along the Oak Avenue with St Stephen's Church at the end, then left again into Abbott Street.

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2

Adjacent to the property marked 542 Abbott Street, with the forge below, turn left down the lane known as All Fools' Lane. After 280 metres there is a squeeze stile on the right providing the opportunity for an additional circular walk in Abbott Street Copse.

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3

Continue down All Fools' Lane, passing prominent overspill from badger setts. The bridleway arrives at Sandy Lane, which is the road towards Cowgrove.

4

Continue down All Fools' Lane, passing prominent overspill from badger setts. The bridleway arrives at Sandy Lane, which is the road towards Cowgrove.

5

At the bottom of All Fools' Lane turn left on to a grassed bridleway, shortly passing through a gate. Carry straight on ignoring the squeeze stile on the left, until Cowgrove Common is reached adjacent to Poplar Farm.

6

Turn left up Holly Lane, which is adjacent to Walnut Farm and proceed past Holly Farm Cottage. Go through a squeeze stile and a gate leading to an uphill sunken lane with a gravel path. Climb up and just before the end of the gravel path climb the steps to the left and take the squeeze stile to the right. Go into the field keeping the hedgerow on your right and continue climbing over the pasture. At the top of the field to the right go through the gate by the cottage and go along a track. Walk round a gate and where the track curves round to the right turn left onto Pamphill Green.

7

On reaching the green go to the left and make your way towards the oak avenue and the car park where you started.

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End:

Pamphill Green car park near St Stephen's Church; grid ref: ST990008

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Walk at Pamphill and Cowgrove, Kingston Lacy

Terrain

Gravel and grass tracks with a short distance on a country lane. Undulating going down into the valley and back. Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead if animals are grazing and when close to traffic. Ground can become very wet in winter.

Walk at Pamphill and Cowgrove, Kingston Lacy

Contact us

Telephone: 01202 883402
 
Email: kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org
 
Walk at Pamphill and Cowgrove, Kingston Lacy

How to get here

Address
Pamphill Green, near Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4ED
By road
From Blandford: Take the B3082 towards Wimborne. On the outskirts of the town, take a right turn down Abbott Street and then by the church entrance turn left to the free car park. Approximately 7 miles (11km).
 
From Wimborne: Take the B3082 towards Blandford. On the outskirts of the town, take a left turn down Abbott Street and then by the church entrance turn left to the free car park. Approximately 2 miles (3.2km).
Walk at Pamphill and Cowgrove, Kingston Lacy

Facilities and access

  • Free car park
  • Kingston Lacy shop and restaurant 1.5 miles away
  • Farm shop and restaurant close to the car park (not National Trust)