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Blandford Cycle Ride

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Distance : 16 miles/26km
Time: Approx. 2hrs
Difficulty: Grade 1

An easy ride from Blandford through the Kingston Lacy estate and some of Dorset's most unspoilt villages.

Interesting places to stop:

Kingston Lacy is owned by the National Trust and the house and gardens are open to the public. The gardens have something for all seasons and are well worth the detour from the specified route. For opening times, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk  

White Mill in the Kingston Lacy estate is a historical watermill and it has some rare timber drive gears which are being conserved by the National Trust. This is a splendid place to stop for a picnic and the Mill is usually open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the high season.

Refreshments:

Blandford has various shops, cafes and pubs where you can purchase refreshments including the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery shop and the Half Crown Café.

The Anchor in Shapwick has good food and a pub-like atmosphere.

Pamphill has the charming Tea Rooms and the Vine Inn.

Directions:

Start from Langton Long junction with the bypass. You can park in Blandford and approach the start from Somerfield.