The 90 mile Dorset Jubilee Trail was established to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ramblers' and was opened in 1995. The route was compiled and surveyed by members of the Ramblers Dorset Area with the co-operation of the county and parish councils, landowners and farmers. Plans for 25th anniversary celebratory walks in September 2020 did not take place due to Covid-19 restrictions. The good news is that the Guide to the Trail has been revised and published. Funds raised by sales of the Guide Book are used to fund improvements to the Trail.
The Jubilee Trail runs from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border in the west, across Dorset to Bokerley Dyke in the north-east on the Hampshire Border. It avoids existing trails and popular rights of way and seeks out little known paths in order to open them up for all to enjoy. The Trail winds through quiet villages, passes rural churches and offers extensive views over the rolling downs and secret valleys that make Dorset so special.
A team of volunteers across the county regularly visit the route near to them. They do some basic maintenance and report any more major problems to the Dorset Council Countryside Service for attention. In 2020, a small wooden bridge was built where an historic stone slab bridge had collapsed near Corton and in Moreton Forest a 35metre long boardwalk has provided a dry foot way over a very wet section of the Trail. Such improvements are jointly funded by Dorset Ramblers, grant resources and Dorset Council. From the early days of the Jubilee Trail, Dorset Council’s Countryside/ Rights of Way teams have installed pedestrian gates, boardwalks, bridges and signposts for us. We are grateful for their help and support.
The fourth edition of The Dorset Jubilee Trail is now available.
We should have a list of retailers who have copies of the new guide soon meanwhile the guide can be obtained by emailing the The price is £9.00 including p&p.
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Key To Places Of Interest On The Jubilee Trail
2 Pilsdon Pen
3 Stoke Abbott
4 Parnham Deer Park
6 Mapperton Gardens
8 Wynford Eagle
9 Hardy Monument
12 Winterborne Came
17 Bere Regis
18 Milton Abbas
22 Gussage Down
23 Bokerly Dyke