Barrow Circle – 5.5 miles
Starting in Martinstown (the village with two names – also known as Winterborne St Martin) this superb walk climbs up to the ridge for fantastic views and one of the UK’s most interesting Bronze Age cemeteries.
Look out for the mediæval church and 19th Century sheep washing pool. Bronkham Hill is well known as an early Bronze Age Cemetery with many round barrows – circular mounds, surrounded by a ditch or two and often accompanied by a bank. Built around 4,000 years ago for burials of cremated remains, there are several types. Shake Holes – a steep-sided hole or funnel-shaped dip in the ground. These are formed when the ground falls into underground holes.