Rushmore Estate to the Ox Drove 11 miles | Dorset Walks


Big views and easy to find paths with lots to see and enjoy.

Although long-ish, this is an undemanding route through a folded landscape, using easy-to-follow paths which beg you to slow down and saunter around, enjoying the often- surprising views, the parkland and the forest tracks.

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From Chase Woods you wind your way up to the Ox Drove with its views (detour to eat lunch enjoying the view from South Down above Alvediston – highly recommend!). Then winding back down to the Rushmore Estate via a spine between folded valleys, enjoying the finish of the wide, sweeping curves of Tinkley Down and Tinkley Bottom. How can you resist a walk that ends in a Tinkley Bottom?

Walking The Shire Rack through Chase woods.

The view of Winkelbury Hill from the Ox Drove never fails to impress (and surprise anyone who’s walked on it – you cannot see the dramatic folds when you’re on the hill.

Very inappropriately named ‘Dank Wood Corner’. It’s not dank, it’s quite lovely.

The fascinating abandoned walled garden next to Rushmore Golf Course.

Walking into Tinkley Bottom. Come on now.


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