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Park in the lay-by by the pump at the east end of the village.

  1. Take the track signposted Bridleway to Cranborne Castle.

    Lat:50° 54' 7.3'' N(50.902028°)
    Long:1° 54' 29.2'' W(-1.908104°)
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  2. This runs dead straight for 700m (760 yds).

    Lat:50° 54' 21.3'' N(50.905913°)
    Long:1° 54' 18.4'' W(-1.905109°)
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  3. Take the right fork and immediately ...

    Lat:50° 54' 26.5'' N(50.907356°)
    Long:1° 54' 14.5'' W(-1.904017°)
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  4. ... go over the stile and on to the permissive path.

    Lat:50° 54' 27.5'' N(50.907646°)
    Long:1° 54' 13.2'' W(-1.903675°)
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  5. The path here is indistinct to say the least. Head to the left of the two trees.

    Lat:50° 54' 29.7'' N(50.908257°)
    Long:1° 54' 10.2'' W(-1.90283°)
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  6. Keep just uphill of the reedy patch and the path becomes easier to make out. The views from here are pretty good.

    Lat:50° 54' 30.4'' N(50.908449°)
    Long:1° 54' 5.7'' W(-1.901572°)
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  7. Head down hill to the gate at the bottom of the field, and go over the stile.

    Lat:50° 54' 31.8'' N(50.908836°)
    Long:1° 53' 59.6'' W(-1.899879°)
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  8. At the bottom of the field entrance, turn left on to the byway know as Mill Lane.

    Lat:50° 54' 33.2'' N(50.909232°)
    Long:1° 53' 49.8'' W(-1.897159°)
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  9. Keep going along Mill Lane ...

    Lat:50° 54' 44.5'' N(50.912374°)
    Long:1° 54' 30.3'' W(-1.908404°)
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  10. ... until you come to the metalled road, Castle Hill Lane. Turn left up the hill.

    Lat:50° 54' 50.3'' N(50.913986°)
    Long:1° 55' 4.3'' W(-1.917863°)
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  11. At the top of the hill, turn left and go through the gate to Cranborne Castle Scheduled Ancient Monument.

    Lat:50° 54' 48.2'' N(50.913398°)
    Long:1° 55' 6'' W(-1.91833°)
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  12. Follow this path through the woods until it eventually opens out.

    Lat:50° 54' 45.9'' N(50.912747°)
    Long:1° 55' 1.7'' W(-1.917138°)
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  13. There are a few unofficial paths off to the left cutting the corner, but the permissive route runs straight ahead almost to the trees in the distance.

    Lat:50° 54' 45'' N(50.912513°)
    Long:1° 54' 59'' W(-1.916381°)
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  14. The route to Cranborne Castle doubles back at this point. Return to this point once you have seen enough.

    Lat:50° 54' 44.7'' N(50.91242°)
    Long:1° 54' 55.1'' W(-1.915295°)
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  15. Follow the path, known as Monro Drove, into the woods.

    Lat:50° 54' 44.7'' N(50.912413°)
    Long:1° 54' 53.4'' W(-1.914841°)
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  16. Keep going along this track until you spot the gate at the end.

    Lat:50° 54' 35.2'' N(50.909782°)
    Long:1° 54' 29.2'' W(-1.908116°)
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  17. Just before you get to the gate, turn sharp right up the slight rise.

    Lat:50° 54' 34.9'' N(50.909697°)
    Long:1° 54' 31.9'' W(-1.908867°)
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  18. Where the path divides, turn left following the waymark.

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    Long:1° 54' 39.2'' W(-1.910888°)
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  19. Keep following the waymarks.

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    Long:1° 54' 36'' W(-1.910002°)
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  20. When you see the gate into the field, turn left on to the overgrown path leading up hill. There is a waymark here, but it is badly placed and I found it ambiguous.

    Lat:50° 54' 21.7'' N(50.906031°)
    Long:1° 54' 38.5'' W(-1.910704°)
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  21. Go over the stile into the field and turn right.

    Lat:50° 54' 20.3'' N(50.905631°)
    Long:1° 54' 35.4'' W(-1.909828°)
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  22. There is no discernible path here. Keep to the right-hand side of the field, and watch your step as the ground is very uneven. Go over the stile into the next field.

    Lat:50° 54' 18.4'' N(50.905125°)
    Long:1° 54' 36.1'' W(-1.910036°)
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  23. According to the estate's map the path runs down the right-hand side of the long row of trees in the middle of the field. The beaten track, such as it is, runs down the slightly damper left-hand side.

    Lat:50° 54' 14.6'' N(50.904064°)
    Long:1° 54' 38.6'' W(-1.910712°)
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  24. Either way, when you reach the bottom end of the trees you will see the gate leading on to the road. Go over the stile, turn left and head back up the road to the start point.

    Lat:50° 54' 10.9'' N(50.903016°)
    Long:1° 54' 42.6'' W(-1.911847°)
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