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Minterne Magna & the Cerne Giant
Introduction to Walk 1328

Photo from the walk - Minterne Magna & the Cerne Giant

County/Area - Dorset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Time - 4 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

The Cerne Giant is one of many highlights of this Dorset walk. Starting from the attractive village of Cerne Abbas the outward route follows the high ground to Minterne Magna. The return route through Up Cerne is no less attractive. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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