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Cadbury Castle Walks

Walk 1 (1.3 miles)Walk 2 (5.5 miles)
Cadbury Castle Corton Denham

A castle steeped in history and legends.

The name means :afortified site belonging to a mythical 'Cada'.

Queens Arms, Corton Denham
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Walk 1 Castle (1.3 miles)

Cadbury Castle

A short and pleasant walk to an ancient capital with a steady climb promising breathtaking views over the Levels .

Point of InterestWhat to explore

Cadbury Castle dates back at least 4000 years.

It became the capital of a tribe who gave Dorset its name, and in the end lost against the Romans who burned down their wooden structures.

It was rebuilt by the Saxons to defend against the Vikings.

An already thousand year old legend has it that Cadbury castle is King Arthur's Camelot.

A From the the main entrance to the car park turn right onto Church Road.

After the church take first left (Folly lane) and continue up hill.

B At the entrance of the fort turn right and continue along a footpath.


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Walk 1


Walk 2 South Cadbury & Corton Denham (5.5 miles)


This pleasant walk follows public footpaths and quiet lanes to Corton Denham.

There is one pub in Corton Denham:The Queens Arms but check web for opening hours.

A From the car park turn left onto Church Road.

B After Crangs Lane on left take the first footpath on left.

C After 530 m the path branches.

Take the path on right then at the lane turn left .

D After 320 m near some buildings (just before the lane curves to the left) climb the steps of footpath on left in between a hedge.

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E After half a mile the path joins another path going back up.

There are 2 options:

  • Take this path which follows the edge of a hill and when it joins a lane, take path going down to the village. At the lane either turn right to the pub and retrace steps or turn left.
  • Take path on right and head towards the village then turn left at the lane. Continue along the lane which passes the Queens Arms.

Take next lane (Putts Lane) on right.

F After 320m turn left onto a track heading West and leading to an ancient ridgeway.

Turn right and follow the ridgeway and the Macmillan Way , a long distance hiking route. Enjoy magnificent views en route back to the Car Park.

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Walk 2

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