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Maiden Newton

Dorset


Slow Ways linking Maiden Newton and Abbotsbury, Beaminster, Bridport, Dorchester, Piddletrenthide, Yetminster

England / Dorset / Maiden Newton

Maiden Newton’s six Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Maiden Newton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Abbotsbury—Maiden Newton
Abbmai one Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 488m Descent 437m
Beaminster—Maiden Newton
Beamai one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 370m Descent 408m
Bridport—Maiden Newton
Brimai one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 466m Descent 390m
Maiden Newton—Dorchester
Maidor one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 181m Descent 208m
Maiden Newton—Piddletrenthide
Maipid one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 419m Descent 416m
Yetminster—Maiden Newton
Yetmai one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 265m Descent 310m

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Collective progress

67% of Maiden Newton’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

5/6

reviewed

5/6

surveyed

0/6

verified

3 people have contributed to Maiden Newton’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Maiden Newton

81km out of 96km have been walked and reviewed

122km of reviews have been shared in Maiden Newton

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This is a good route and will work. Lovely....

christopher bennett

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It started off well on footpaths and quiet lanes through peaceful countryside, but after crossing Barrowland Lane heading for Barrowland Farm I found the walk unpleasant until Whetley. Leaving the farm buildings the route deviates from the footpath, but follow the path (using gps) or you will get stuck. If I were to do this route again, I would try to plot a route that avoided Barrowland Farm and Powerstock Common....

Helen Gough

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It is hilly but as it follows the MacMillan Way for the entire route, it is clearly signed and well maintained....

Helen Gough

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Some people would probably find this route a bit dull, because of the lanes, and because you don't get the views that generally accompany a walk in Dorset, but as a way to get from Maiden Newton to Dorchester you can't fault it....

Helen Gough

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Much of the route uses the Wessex Ridgeway, and it is well maintained and well signed. As this is part of the Wessex Ridgeway I was surprised that a path hadn't been cleared on the verge....

Helen Gough

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For me it’s a real Slow ways walk: from A to B on quiet roads / paths, but no long detours. It feels like walking in the old days: going to town is something you do on foot....

pmostert

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When I walked in July the wildflowers were out and I was accompanied by various species of butterflies most of the time....

Helen Gough

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It is a pleasant, quiet, easy accessible and direct route, connecting the railway stations of Maiden Newton and Dorchester-West. The route mainly follows the Frome Valley Cycle Trail and is mainly on paved roads....

pmostert

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Abbotsbury—Maiden Newton

Slow Ways added Abbmai one, a new walk from Abbotsbury to Maiden Newton

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Beaminster—Maiden Newton

Slow Ways added Beamai one, a new walk from Beaminster to Maiden Newton

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Bridport—Maiden Newton

Slow Ways added Brimai one, a new walk from Bridport to Maiden Newton

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Maiden Newton—Dorchester

Slow Ways added Maidor one, a new walk from Maiden Newton to Dorchester

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Maiden Newton—Piddletrenthide

Slow Ways added Maipid one, a new walk from Maiden Newton to Piddletrenthide

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Yetminster—Maiden Newton

Slow Ways added Yetmai one, a new walk from Yetminster to Maiden Newton

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Maiden Newton, Wed 21 February

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Maiden Newton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SY5972097707

Lat / Lon

50.77752° / -2.57266°

Easting / Northing

359,720E / 97,707N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Maiden Newton's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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