Directions

By Car

From London

Normal journey time is around two hours from west London, though it can be three in rush hour traffic.

  1. Get on to the M3
  2. Follow the M3 south-west to (and beyond) Winchester
  3. At Junction 14 of the M3, the motorway splits in two. Take the first exit signedposted So’ton Docks, WEST onto the M27 heading south-west
  4. Follow the M27 as it turns into the A31 and continues through The New Forest
  5. Just after Ringwood exit the A31 onto the B3081 signposted to Verwood. This is easy to miss: it is a tiny exit with almost no warning and comes just after a Texaco petrol station.
  6. Drive to and straight through Verwood, crossing over the roundabouts. On leaving Verwood you will cross a small bridge and pass a golf course on your left. Take the second road on the left signposted to Wimborne St. Giles
  7. Follow this road to the end and then turn right onto the B3078
  8. Take the first road on the left, back on to the B3081
  9. At the end of this road, turn left into Wimborne St. Giles.
  10. Please park in the field on the left just before The Old Rectory.

From Salisbury

  1. Take the A354 out of Salisbury, signposted Blandford.
  2. Continue straight on for about 12 miles until you reach Handley roundabout. Take the first left, signposted the B3081 to Cranborne.
  3. Continue for about a mile and a half. After a sharp bend to the left, ignore the signpost to Cranborne on the left, and ignore another turn to the left (B3081 again) half a mile on. Just past a small, tarmac road on the left there is a field in which to park. Please do.

By Bus

Buses from Wimborne to Wimborne St.Giles are operated by Damory Coaches. For more info visit: http://www.carlberry.co.uk

For Wiltshire and Dorset timetable please visit: http://www.wdbus.co.uk

By Train

Driving times from the following local railway stations:
Salisbury
, 30mins (16miles)
Bournemouth
, 38mins (21miles)
Poole
, 37mins (16.5miles)
Southhampton
, 48mins (32miles)

Accomodation

  • The Old Rectory
    Pimperne, Blandford Dorset DT11 8UB
    1 double, 1twin & 1 single
    01258 451555
  • Sheaf of Arrows
    4 The Square, Cranborne, BH21 5PR
    Family room, 2 double and one single
    01725 517456
  • The Compasses Inn
    Damerham, Fordingbridge SP6 3HQ
    2 double, 1 four poster, 2 twin & family
    Minimum 2 nights stay
    01725 518231
  • The Three Lions Hotel
    Stuckton, Fordingbridge SP6 2HF
    2 double rooms
    01425 652489
  • The Alderholt Mill Guest House
    Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, SP6 1PU
    3 double, 1 twin and 1 single
    Minimum 2 nights stay
    01425 653130
  • The Crown Inn
    62 High Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AX
    2 doubles & 2 twin rooms
    01425 652552
  • Augustus John Pub
    116 Station Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1DG
    3 double and 1 twin rooms
    01425 652098
  • Cashmoor House
    Cashmoor, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8DN
    1 double, 1 twin and 2 double family rooms
    01425 552339
  • Kings Head
    The Square, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1JG
    17 double rooms
    Minimum 2 nights stay
    01202 880101