Our ramble today took us on a circular route starting and ending at Fiddleford in the beautiful Stour valley. Walking in this area is like walking through a landscape where time has stood still and is a real treat.
First stop was Fiddleford Manor, which is one of the oldest buildings in Dorset. It is thought to date from around 1355 and was built for the Sheriff of Dorset. Parts of the original house no longer exist, or have been replaced, and a new house was also tacked onto the side in the 18th century. This is privately owned and not open to the public.