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Hardy Monument - circular guided walk

An opportunity to explore the Dorset Landscape as you head from Hardy Monument to the Valley of Stones, Littlebredy and back to the National Trust, Hardy Monument car park.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

This is a wonderful 9.5km walk which should take around 3 hours. You will be led by our expert, National Trust volunteer who knows this area very well and will be able to safely guide you along the footpaths.

This is being offered as part of the Dorchester Walking Festival programme of events which are running between 11th -18th May. For more information and to book a place on this walk you can visit:

The walk has some hills, is quite strenuous and the terrain will be a mixture of grass, footpaths and possibly a lot of mud!



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Please book via the Dorchester Walking Festival£2.50
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The basics

Meeting point

Meet at the National Trust, Hardy Monument car park on Saturday 18th May at 9.50am.

What to bring and wear

This is quite a long walk so we recommend a bag with a drink and possibly snacks. Weather appropriate clothing and footwear is essential. You may want to wear layers as you can get warm as you walk.


You can book for this event via the Dorchester Walking Festival event page: Walk ups on the morning will be accepted. Please arrive just before 10am so we can ensure we depart promptly. The walk will be weather dependent so could be cancelled at short notice. If wind gusts are over 45mph or if we are worried about heavy rain we may have to cancel.

Upcoming events


Hardy Monument Tour 

Climb the 120 steps to the top of Hardy Monument and enjoy the panoramic view, open weekends from Easter to September

Event summary

27 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
09:50 to 10:00
+ 23 other dates or times

Hardy Monument - a wildlife wander 

A wildlife wander aimed at familes, children and young people, but everyone is welcome. This will be a fun and easy walk led by National Trust ecology volunteers.

Event summary

18 May 2024
09:50 to 12:00

Signed tour of Hardy Monument 

This is a tour of Hardy Monument arranged especially for our deaf and hard of hearing communities which will be fully signed by one of our volunteers.

Event summary

13 Jul 2024
12:00 to 13:30