Discover Dorset – Roads, Tracks and Turnpikes


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Dorset’s roads and tracks have sustained the movement of man, livestock and goods since time immemorial. They are a delightful way of discovering the county, both by car and on foot. Green roads, holloways, ancient ox droves, priests’ ways, packhorse bridges, bridleways – all are to be found here.

The turnpikes remain the backbone of the modern road system, leaving in their wake a rich legacy of milestones, finger posts, tollhouses and coaching inns.

By David Viner

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Weight 175 g