Friday, 8 November 2013

A ghostwalk around Horton, Dorset


Distance:            6.5 miles

Ghostly Rating        ****

Route:                Horton - Knowlton - Horton

Map:                OS Explorer 118

Start/ Parking:        Horton High Street

Public Transport        Horton is linked by an infrequent bus service to Wimborne.

Conditions:            A gentle walk over good surfaces with no stiles or awkward gates.

Refreshments:        There is a fine selection of bar meals and ales available at the Horton Inn.

Horton is an atmospheric area. The ghosts here are as old as any in England and one of them is dangerous as well. The landmarks along the walk range from the truly ancient to the modern and from the enigmatic to the frivolous. Much of this walk is along surfaced lanes, but for the most part these are quiet and see little traffic. Only the B3078 has much in the way of traffic to bother the walker, but generous grass verges give plenty of room to walk.

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