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The mill pond, Sutton Poyntz
Duncliffe Wood near Shaftesbury
The Hardy Way is a unique 220 mile long distance walking trail through Thomas Hardy’s Wessex with his words and poems alongside each section of the route. It can also be walked in shorter sections with the aid of Ordnance Survey maps and public transport options. The Way begins at Hardy’s Birthplace near Dorchester and ends just over a mile away in the country churchyard where his heart is buried. In between is the varied and beautiful countryside of the county of Dorset and a short but stunning section in Wiltshire.