Chidor one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Chickerell and Dorchester.

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Problems reported -  Safety (1)

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Grid Ref SY6456080639
Lat / Lon 50.62436° / -2.50237°
Easting / Northing 364,560E / 80,639N
What3Words inviting.masses.cheerily
Grid Ref SY6926690722
Lat / Lon 50.71530° / -2.43669°
Easting / Northing 369,266E / 90,722N
What3Words similar.presuming.fevered

Chidor One's land is

Arable 31.0%
Pasture 40.8%
Urban 28.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



24 Aug 2021 Summer

The first part of the current route [Dorchester - Upwey] has two major issues:
1) crossing the A35 at the stadium roundabout south of Dorchester. To me and according this is a no-go. Far to dangerous!
2) walking along the A354 is a nightmare. It's (extremely) noisy, not enjoyable and not beautiful.

My suggestions are:
1) cross the A354 via the Herrington bridge (as suggested for cyclists on route 26)
2) this leaves about 2 - 2.5 km of noisy walking along the A354. This distance can be halved by turning west at Monkton Hill and follow the footpath southwards, all the way to where it meets the B3159 just north of Upwey.

I have not walked the section from Upwey to Chickerell yet.

  • Lynn Jackson

    Lynn Jackson

    12 Jul 2022

    I have walked the suggested route out of Dorchester using the Herringston Bridge and cannot recommend it to walkers. There are narrow roads after the bridge but the most dangerous point is the humpback hill without a pavement (just an extra bit of pedalling for cyclists). This is not a pedestrian-friendly route.

  • Lynn Jackson

    Lynn Jackson

    14 Jul 2022

    I forgot to add, Pmostert 2nd suggestion is a great one, I’ll include that in my upload of Chidor 2 route.

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