Walk do122 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Great Hill from Winterbourne St Martin, Martinstown

Fine ridge walk with expanding views


Route outline for walk do122:

Martinstown (or Winterborne St Martin)  -  Grove Hill Bottom  -  Great Hill  -  South Dorset Ridgeway  -  Corton Down  -  Bronkham Hill  -  Jubilee Trail  -  Blackdown  -  Smitten Corner  -  Black Down (Hardy Monument)  -  Bronkham Hill  -  Pen Barn Farm  -  Grove Hill Bottom  -  Martinstown (or Winterborne St Martin)



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Thomas Hardy referred to in the Black Down (Hardy Monument) is not the famous local writer but the Captain of Nelson's Flagship at Trafalger, HMS Victory. It is owned by the National trust & there are steps to the top.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
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English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Black Down (Hardy Monument) at 239m (784ft). Black Down (Hardy Monument) is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Black Down (Hardy Monument) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point & a tall tower.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Ridgeway, a 137km (85 miles) linear footpath connecting Overton in Wiltshire, England with Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, England. The Ridgeway is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Ridgeway.


Part of this walk also follows a section of The South Dorset Ridgeway, a 27km (17 miles) linear footpath connecting West Bexington in Dorset, England with Osmington Mills in Dorset, England. The South Dorset Ridgeway is waymarked by National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The South Dorset Ridgeway.



You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL15 Purbeck and South Dorset


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

194 Dorchester & Weymouth, Cerne Abbas & Bere Regis


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk do122 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Great Hill from Winterbourne St Martin, Martinstown

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Walk do122 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Great Hill from Winterbourne St Martin, Martinstown - Black Down (Hardy Monument) summit tower

Black Down (Hardy Monument) summit tower

Photo: Del Webber (1)

Walk do122 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Great Hill from Winterbourne St Martin, Martinstown - Martinstown (or Winterborne St Martin) church

Martinstown (or Winterborne St Martin) church

Photo: Mark Quigley (1)


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