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Around Maiden Newton

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Dorset, England, about 6.70km (4.16 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 113m (370ft)
Descent 113m (370ft)
Max. Elevation 220m (721ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 226m (740ft)
Start & End
Maiden Newton
Distance 6.70km
Duration ~2:00h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 28 Aug 2011
This walk is one of many pleasant country walks accessible via the Wessex Railway line from Bristol to Weymouth. The walk circles the villages and hills north of Maiden Newton, with a great pub stop in Cattistock. A perfect little stroll to enjoy between trains.

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Take the train to Maiden Newton (some buses stop there too).
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Just outside the station is an unused railway, which is being turned into a cycleway by Sustrans. The first bit has been finished, so you can follow it to start the walk.
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
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At the road, turn right and then take the footpath to Chilfrome.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
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The path takes you to Chilfrome.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Cross over the river and under the bridge to reach Cattistock. There's a great pub in the village for lunch or a drink stop, the Fox and Hounds Inn www.foxandhoundsinn.com
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
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After a brief stop, there's a short but steep uphill section around Lankham Bottom - rolling hills that typify Dorset.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
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When the path meets the road, turn right and after a short distance there's a footpath on the opposite side of the road.
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
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Meet the Wessex Ridgeway at New Barn, which leads you downhill directly to the station.
About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
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Back to the station for the train home.
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from

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