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Forde Abbey is a 8.4 kilometer loop trail located near Thorncombe, Dorset, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.4 km Elevation Gain: 218 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



bird watching



Forde Abbey is a circular walk across meadows and fields and is reasonably easy terrain. It also includes the pretty Axe Valley with a chance to see nesting buzzards if lucky. The walk itself passes Forde Abbey which has tea rooms but which are only accessible if you pay the entrance fee of circa £10. The walk includes several stiles and kissing gates and also involves crossing a stream via stepping stones.

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