Look for traces of the Roman aqueduct which once brought water to Dorchester and for the flash of Kingfishers, Marsh Marigolds and Brown Trout.
Ancient Sydling is pure Thomas Hardy Country, one of Dorset’s prettiest villages. The chalk downs bring skylarks and windy open views. Be impressed by the 180ft naked figure of the Cerne Abbas Giant, make your own mind up about the popular legend! Round off in Dorchester with shopping for Dorset food.