National Trust - Kingston Lacy - 3 mile

Beech Avenue, Kingston Lacey, Wimbourne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA


Running distance: 3 m

About this run route

Start / Finish

Badbury Rings car park (off the B3082)

Grid Reference: ST 960032

Terrain is unstable and rough in parts. Mixture of grass and gravel tracks. Undulating and climbing routes across farmland taking in stunning National Trust features of the Badbury Rings and Beech Avenue. Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead when close to traffic and if animals are grazing. 3 mile route: Badbury Rings – Heron Drove – High Wood – The Oaks – Badbury Rings
Start at Badbury Rings car park, heading south towards the main road (B3082). 
Turn left before the road following the grass path alongside Beech Avenue, heading south east. 
At Heron Drove car park turn left climbing Heron Drove and heading north. 
At the track way junction of Heron Drove and High Wood head straight on descending gradually towards King Down Farm. At the junction of tracks again continue straight on heading north and passing King Down Farm with the ancient woodland of The Oaks on your left. At the north end of The Oaks turn left towards a gate, then right and immediately left again following the track around the periphery of the woodland. 
Continue along The Oaks boundary until reaching a track, turn left then immediately right along the bridleway which descends in a south-westerly direction. Upon reaching a gate go straight through and onwards over the rolling terrain and in to the surroundings of Badbury Rings, which will be on your left.

Please note:

The layout and usage of the marked 3-2-1 running routes is the responsibility of the local authority or further education establishment that purchases the route marking signs and usual health and safety and duty of care considerations should be followed in laying out open, even-surfaced, easy-to-follow, safe, accurate, well lit routes at all times - with the landowner’s permission. RunTogether will not provide materials with which to attach the markers.