National Trust Hardy’s Cottage Walk in Dorset

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An assortment of interesting stop off points along our walks.

A selection of campsites as well as glamorous camping locations.

Handpicked boutique luxury to family and pet friendly hotels.

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Walk Details
Thorncombe Woods, the woodland directly behind Hardy’s Cottage, is a lovely place for a stroll at any time of the year.

This walking trail takes in some of the places that were engrained in the young Thomas Hardy’s mind and later translated into the sentences of his writing.

Carpark: Puddletown Forest MTB parking
Unnamed Road, Dorchester, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8QS