National Trust Hardy’s Cottage Walk in Dorset

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trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Dorchester

Nearest Mainline Train Station:
Southampton

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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