Another fine church also occurs on this walk at Hilton, which has medieval paintings of the twelve apostles and a very picturesque setting in a wooded valley above thatched roofs. We visited on a Craft fair which was well attended and the Abbey was very interesting to visit and in picturesque setting well worth a visit if in the area. Of course we did not want to upset anybody and we left but the experience was not nice, it could be easy avoided by visible signs. For your comfort and safety please be prepared for the anticipated weather and the terrain of the walk - keep in mind the following: Boots:  Hiking boots  that  are both waterproof and breathable, and provide good ankle support, are important as soon as you encounter any mud. We will not be back. We walked down the three quarter mile path from the village which made the surprise all the more worthwhile. Sunglassses: April- Sept: comfortable sunglasses enhance your pleasure and keep insects out of the eye. Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. A print out of the event details - our event start details are optimised for car Satnavs, so you can enter the walk start address, postcodes and even latitude and longtitude coordinates to help you find the walk. All rights reserved. Turn left. The church itself is probably the most impressive in Dorset. May require scrambling and use of ropes, ice axes and crampons. Description: This is a circular walk starting from Milton Abbas that heads along the Jubilee Trail to Winterborne Clenston. If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the organiser or leader in advance. Website by Andy Skraga. Walk or event leader: Daniel Contact: 07765 497887 Email event leader . Went for a lovely relaxing walk in th woods, stunning weather. Don't pay any attention to the sign saying. Rainproofs - on any walk the weather can turn for the worse, so even if the forecast is clear most members carry a packaway jacket or rainproofs. His tenants were rehoused a mile away in a model village called Milton Abbas, of uniform thatched white cottages which is rather delightful (to us at least). Walk or event leader: Shaun Contact: 07765 497887 Email event leader . 6. Technical - walks for experienced and very fit walkers with additional technical skills. 16 places left . Socks:  Proper walking socks keep your feet dry, and help prevent blisters. You can't be here!'. Created with Sketch. The picture credits are in order: Milton Abbey Church and School by Maigheach-gheal; Milton Abbey School by Adrian King; Milton Abbey Church, Dorset by Clive Perrin; Milton Abbas, Dorset by Pale Clouded White; St Catherine's Chapel, Milton Abbas by Martin Southwood; Milborne St. Andrew looking across the fields by Chris Downer; Road junction near Anstey Cross by Sarah Charlesworth; Jubilee Trail, near Milborne St Andrew by Brian Robert Marshall; Medieval panels, All Saints Church, Hilton by Maigheach-gheal; Milborne St. Andrew post office by Chris Downer. Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections, please contact the group running the walk for details. Follow the road out of the village and up the valley. Would not mind so much if school on rounds was open, but it is school holidays, so no justification to be still shut. The walk finally crosses rolling farmland with great views before finishing back in Milton Abbas. After passing Clenston Lodge, it then heads back through Oatclose Wood and Whatcombe Wood. Easy Moderate Very Hard. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. The town was demolished by the 1st Earl of Dorchester between 1771 and 1790 and the abbey, saved for the town at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, was turned into his private chapel adjacent to his fine new house. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Company registration number: 4458492. 2019. Continue through the old churchyard to a metal gate and descend some steps to the road through West Milton. The vague gap on the map at the centre of Dorset is where the little town of Middleton (Milton) once stood. You get what you pay for with these. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Start or meeting point: The starting point is roadside parking opposite The Hambro Arms, Milton Abbas, Dorset. My friend and I called in after visiting Milton Abbas village on a circular walk in Dorset. During the winter a rainproof jacket is a must, and many members also swear by waterproof over-trousars or quick drying outdoor fabrics. Obviosuly we. Gore-tex and eVent fabrics are perfect if you have the budget! Directions: From the A354 in the centre of Milborne Saint Andrew, turn into Milton Road signposted Milton Abbas / Hilton. is owned and operated by OutdoorLads Ltd, a registered charity in England and Wales 1133121 and a company limited by guarantee 6589498. were all taken by surprise because there is no signs anywhere to say that the Abbey is closed or that we are not allowed to walk around there. Anyway, the church itself is very impressive in size, but without as much decoration as you might expect. Walk or event leader: Daniel    Contact: 07765 497887    Email event leader. 'Footpath to Abbey Church only', if you want to continue past the school onto the lane to return via that lane, just keep to the gravel path beyond the church door and past the tuck shop. Place valuables in water proof bags inside. All pictures are licensed for reuse under Creative Commons. We use a few simple cookies on this website to give you an easier browsing experience.