BERE REGIS TURNERS PUDDLE
This lovely walk takes us from watercress beds to a church famous for its life-size carvings of apostles
This varied walk takes you past watercress beds fed by a gin clear chalk stream, along peaceful country lanes with thatched cottages, by an ancient ford, up historic tracks with panoramic views and over rare Dorset heath. Here we visit an old gravel quarry before returning to Bere Regis, and its church where you will find life-size figures of the apostles carved into its beams. left along the lane. Around a left bend, take the right hedge-gap and sleeper-bridge into a long field. Bear ¼-left to the far corner hedge-gap. Through, continue across the field aiming for the pylon above trees. Then aim for roadside chevrons. Through the hedge corner gap to Lane End’s chevrons, turn right around the corner and follow the hedged lane, past Fair View Orchard, to the Wool road again. cul-de-sac with right woods at first and instantly passing right thatched Minterns Ferry cottage. Undulating and meandering for ¾ mile, enjoy the stroll, passing a footpath-sign, thatched Dairy House and two other thatched cottages, and views across left fields all the way to Turners Puddle.