Piddlehinton is named after the river on which it sits, The Piddle. The village is  truly stunning, with rows of thatched cottages, river views and rolling hills. Only Four miles from the county town of Dorchester and with easy reach of the Jurassic coast, Piddlehinton is an excellent base from which to explore Dorset. Below are some suggestions for walks in the immediate area and also some accomodation options in the village.


Walks Around Piddlehinton


The Piddle Valley is renowned for its excellent walks with paths and bridleways in abundance. Many of our customers use our car park as a base for their walk before coming to enjoy lunch or dinner. We can cater for small or large walking groups and refereshments and toilet facilites can be arranged out of our normal business hours if you are planning an early start. The village of Piddlehinton, with its picturesque thatched cottages, old church and streams is ideal for a short stroll. If you want to venture a little further from the road, you might like to try the following links to walking routes around us.


Dorset Magazine - Dorset walk around Piddlehinton & Dole's Hill - February 2014


Dorset Life - Piddlehinton - June 2008 (please note the slight typo in this article, the start point is in Piddlehinton not Piddletrenthide)



Accommodation in Piddlehinton


We don't offer accommodation at the Thimble yet, but we do allow up to Four customer motorhomes or campervans in our large car park by prior arrangement. Why not Hire a motorhome?


There are a few beautiful B&B's and some lovely holiday cottages in and around Piddlehinton.


Holiday Cottages

The Granary

Ways Forge

The Annex at Rusper House




Whites Dairy House

south house retreat

The Yorkshireman