Blackmore Vale
Blackmore Vale
Eggardon Hill
Eggardon Hill
Castle Hill and Mere Castle
Castle Hill and Mere Castle
Gartell Light Railway
Gartell Light Railway
Stourhead House and Lake
Stourhead House and Lake
Gold Hill
Gold Hill

Out and About in Dorset


If you're looking for a giant dollop of country air then this is the place to be. Buckhorn Weston lies on the edge of the Blackmore Vale with the rolling Dorset countryside spreading out before you. Dorset was Thomas Hardy's muse and inspiration for his classic books and poems and it's easy to see why. On our doorstep are fantastic walks just waiting to be discovered and it's a great area for cyclists and horse riders too. Being partial to a good walk ourselves we know that you might need a map, wellies and a picnic, so all of these can be provided.
If you want to do a bit more than relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere then there are many local things to see and do. 9 miles to the east is the small country hill top town of Shaftesbury, with a charming high street and the famous cobbled splendour of Gold Hill, lined with quintessential English cottages reminiscent of sepia tinged days gone by. The views over three counties from the top are worth the visit alone. 11 miles to the west lies historic Sherborne with its castles, magnificent Abbey and the unspoilt and thriving Cheap Street with boutique shops, cafes and delicatessens.
Further nearby attractions include Longleat Safari Park, The National Trust's glorious Stourhead, Wincanton Racecourse and Yeovilton Air Museum.
Dorset's renowned striking Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site with stunning scenery and beautiful beaches, is also just a 50 minute car journey across the beautiful Dorset countryside.