10:00 Sunday 29th August 2021
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The village of Martin is situated to the south of the A354 road that runs from Salisbury to Blandford Forum. For most of us, the village is probably most easily reached by heading north-west for eight miles or so out of Fordingbridge passing through Sandleheath, Damerham and Tidpit before arriving at Martin. You will need to go through and beyond the village to arrive at the A354 where you must turn left and travel westwards for approx. 1mile to discover the car park.
If you are approaching from Salisbury direction, the A354 is the road you will be using and you will need to stay on this road even when you see the signboard telling you to turn left for the village of Martin and you will find the car park a country mile along.
If you are travelling from Ringwood you might choose to take the B3081 until you meet the A354 at a roundabout junction, taking the 3rd exit and heading north east for approx. 3 miles to arrive at the car park.
However you find your way there, from this car park we will head out for the bridleways and ancient drove roads which criss-cross Cranbourne Chase. There will be some challenging uphills, fast downhills and panoramic ridgeways in this delightful area.
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