We have a rich treasure of unspoilt countryside, historic sites, wildlife, and quality local food.
The White Hart Link is a 50 mile / 80 km walking route which has been devised as a circular link taking in the five market towns of North Dorset and the villages between. Using existing public rights of way and quiet lanes, it passes through some of the iconic countryside of the Blackmore Vale.
The project will engage with local communities and businesses, and encourage initiatives to create and participate in projects involved with health, education, heritage, art and tourism. The White Hart Link will establish a uniting and sustainable project for the enhancement and enjoyment of the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset.
Creating and promoting this long distance circular trail, with the support of the DCC Countryside Rangers, it will involve local communities, landowners and enterprises along the route. Over the next few years, the White Hart Link will be route-marked, with improvements and ancillary projects begun.
Using existing routes, we intend to deliver on our four outcomes;
A community pride dividend that arises through Involvement of community groups and volunteers in the development of the route to “best in class” standard
A health dividend for local users.
A tourist dividend for local commercial enterprises especially food and accommodation.
The protection and preservation of a heritage rural asset, that is the Dorset footpath way.
Who Are We?
The White Hart Link project is a volunteer led initiative (with the support of DCC’s Coast and Countryside team) working closely with charities and community groups, clubs and societies.
How Does it Work?
A new tourism asset for the region
The active group is made up largely of volunteers and aims to be as independent as is practical, working on behalf of the community, but recognising the need for statutory support and hence compliance with their regulations.