In and around Moreton
Although it is a small village, Moreton has plenty of things to keep you entertained.
It has one of the longest fords in England, a very popular place for young families to paddle in the river.
There is a beautifully kept walled garden to explore, where you can have lunch or afternoon tea in the Dovecote Café.
Moreton is famous for its unusual church; St Nicholas' is exceptionally light and bright with its detailed etched glass windows. It is well worth a visit.
The cemetery is the burial place of the famed Laurence of Arabia, who lived nearby at Cloud's Hill.
Cloud's Hill is now run by the National Trust and is about 2 mile walk , crossing the long bridge. Here there are miles of bridleways through the heaths and woodlands for walking and cycling.
The Jurassic coast stretches the length of Dorset, from pretty Lyme Regis, famous for fossil hunting in the west, all the way to the Isle of Purbeck in the east.
There are long sandy beaches, cliff top walks, stone quarries, busy harbours and pretty coves.
If you love the coast there is something for everyone: kayak tours, sea fishing, sailing, coastal walks or bucket and spade holidays. We are happy to guide you to the best spot to make your holiday a memorable one.
There are some amazing cycle routes around Moreton that have kept our family entertained for years, with the majority of the routes being easy enough for your little ones, and a few interesting bits hidden away in the woods for the more confident riders (just ask and we'll show you).
For the road cyclists about, Dorset has miles of quiet roads through scenic countryside with beautiful views hidden around every bend. You can cycle to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door in less than an hour and enjoy a swim at this well known beauty spot.
WALKING and WILDLIFE
Dorset is great walking country with miles of dramatic coastline to the rolling hills inland. Moreton is ideally placed to start your walk, or drive for a few miles and set off.
Over the long bridge at Moreton Ford there are many tracks and bridleways through heath and woodlands, ideal for cycling and walking. The Dorset Jubilee Trail, a 90 mile walk from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border to Bokerley Dyke on the Hampshire border, passes through Moreton.
The Isle of Purbeck is definitely not to be missed, it is home to one of the 50 rarest habitats on earth.
Moreton ford is a popular destination for families with a wide shallow river. The water isn't too deep so it's safe for toddlers to splash about and feed the ducks.
Clouds Hill (National Trust) 2 miles Bovington Tank Museum 3 miles
Monkey World 3 miles
Lulworth Cove and Durdle door 6 miles
Tolpuddle, home of the Martyrs museum 5 miles
Seaside town of Weymouth 11 miles
Crossways - Coop, Post office 1.5 miles
Wool - Family bakery, Spar, local butcher 4 miles
Dorchester - Tesco, Waitrose,
Market on Wednesdays 7 miles
Wareham - Sainsbury’s, Coop,
Market on Saturday mornings 7 miles
Frampton Arms, at Moreton station is a 3 minute drive * Unfortunately we do not recommend walking to the pub, as it is 1 mile away along a busy road *
Moreton station is one mile away and there are hourly trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth. If you want to arrive by train we are happy to meet you at the station Please arrange this in advance. we do not recommend walking form the station.