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Walk at Pamphill Green and Moor, Kingston Lacy

Walking trail

A gentle walk through the beautiful unspoilt village of Pamphill with its wide variety of flora and fauna. There are waymarks for Walk 5 on the route.

Fungi found at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Map

Map route for walk at Pamphill Green and Moor, Kingston Lacy

Start:

Pamphill Green car park, adjacent to Pamphill CE VC First School, grid ref: ST993005

1

Walk past Pamphill School, keeping it to your left following the grass track.

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2

Pass through the squeeze stile on the left, adjacent to the school, onto Pamphill Moor. Drop down over the moor via the kissing gate and boardwalk to the woodland at the bottom known as Hart’s Copse.

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3

Enter Hart’s Copse via the squeeze stile at the woodland edge and there is an option to take a circular walk through the coppice in either direction.

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4

There are further boardwalks within the woodland over wet flushes; leave Hart’s Copse through the squeeze stile at this point. Turn right and cross the pasture into the depression and through another squeeze stile to climb the slope towards the picturesque cottage at the top. The waymarked path skirts the cottage, 627 Hillbutts, to the left. Proceed through the edge of the front garden via a stile. Leave the property via a communal driveway to the B3082 Wimborne/Blandford road.

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5

Once you have reached the main road turn right, taking the pavement for 350yd (320m) until a footpath is encountered on the right through a metal kissing gate. The surface here is firm and continues over a bridge into Hart’s Glen.

6

A path to the right down over the slope will be encountered. Pass through the squeeze stile at the bottom, descend steps to a brook crossed by a bridge and carry straight on up the slope, passing through another squeeze stile on the way. The path meanders to the top of the slope, with grassland supporting moisture-loving plants, including rushes and sedges.

7

At the top of the hill you will be under an electricity pylon. Turn left past a dew pond until you reach a fingerpost adjacent to a thatched cottage at the road edge, which confirms the continued presence of The Stour Valley Way. Turn right and follow the road to Pamphill School and the car park.

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End:

Pamphill Green car park, adjacent to Pamphill CE VC First School, grid ref: ST993005

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Walk at Pamphill Green and Moor, Kingston Lacy

Terrain

Grass, undulating and rough in parts, gravel tracks, short stretch on a path, easy ascents and descents.

Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead if animals are grazing and when close to traffic.

This walk may be wet in winter.

Walk at Pamphill Green and Moor, Kingston Lacy

Contact us

Walk at Pamphill Green and Moor, Kingston Lacy

How to get here

Address
Pamphill Green, near Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4EE
By road

From Blandford: Take the B3082 towards Wimborne. On the outskirts of the town, take a right turn down Abbott Street. By the church entrance, turn left and go down Oak Avenue. Free parking is on the left just before the school. Approximately 8.5 miles (13.6 km).

From Wimborne: Take the B3082 towards Blandford. On the outskirts of the town, take a left turn down Abbott Street. By the church entrance, turn left and go down Oak Avenue. Free parking is on the left just before the school. Approximately 2 miles (3.2 km).

Walk at Pamphill Green and Moor, Kingston Lacy

Facilities and access

  • Free car park
  • Kingston Lacy shop and restaurant 1.5 miles (2.4km) away
  • Close to St Stephen's Church at the end of the Oak Avenue there is a farm shop and café (not National Trust)
  • Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead if animals are grazing and when close to traffic