This circular walk starts from Dorchester and it was carefully designed to showcase the area’s wildlife. The River Frome is an important habitat for all kinds of species, and the walk is a great way for visitors to Dorset to get an idea of just how key it is to the animals that call it home.
This picturesque Dorchester walk follows an easy route through (there are gates but no stiles) the countryside, and it’s quite an easy one as it sticks to a smooth grassy track. The walk is 1.5 miles long and usually takes around an hour to complete. The water vole has been particularly threatened in the area as much of its habitat along the River Frome has been destroyed.
Follow Ratty’s Trail and bring the importance of habitat and wildlife to life for children while enjoying the scenery. ‘Ratty’ was designed by a local schoolgirl, so this is a lovely walk to complete as a family during a Dorset holiday. Most of the walk follows the banks of the river, and if you keep your eyes peeled you’re quite likely to spot a water vole as you go.