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Local Area

Local Pubs and Restaurants


Don’t Forget to Book

Advanced booking advisable at weekends, and essential for taxis in this rural area.

Dorchester Taxi Tel: 01305 251097, Mob: Tel: 07917 7670776 – owned and operated by Jude and Karen – dorchester-taxi.co.uk

John Parks Taxis Tel: 07766 881806
Puddletown Taxis Tel: 07795 400256

This former crossroads – once the hub of central Dorset – is a well known beauty spot and a magnet for ramblers, who follow the local bridleways to find the visitors’ book in its wooden mail box. The Dorset Gap is on the Higher Melcombe estate – some fifteen to twenty minutes walk from the Manor.

The tracks do not end there, but continue up to the Dorset Downs and the Wessex Ridgeway, with magnificent views and the chance to see buzzards, orchids and butterflies. The track crosses agricultural land, so boots or wellies are essential when the ground is wet.