A 19th-Century Pilgrimage

Bus Information

The most useful bus information is contained in the Dorset County Council Traveltimes booklets in 3 versions:

Southern Dorset, Eastern Dorset and Northern Dorset. These are usually published twice a year and can be obtained at Tourist Information Offices. The Traveline South-West website is good for checking that the information in the DCC guides is up-to-date. There is also a DCC map of rural bus routes in Dorset.

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Rail Services on The Hardy Way

There are regular services between:
Weymouth, Dorchester South and Wareham.
Wool, Weymouth.
Weymouth, Dorchester West

Useful Routes

Dorchester to Puddletown 183 (5 a day)
Dorchester to Bere Regis (via Affpuddle and Puddletown) 187 (4 a day)
Wool, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door 104 (2 or 3 a day) and 103 (Wednesdays only 1 a day)
Kingston, Corfe Castle, Wareham 40( Hourly)
Wimborne, Sturminster Marshall 88 . (Two a day)
Cranborne to Wimborne  300. Two a week + an extra one Cranborne to Witchampton 319
Ludwell, Shaftesbury 26,27,29 ( Every 1 and a half hours)
Shaftesbury-Marnhull-Sturminster Newton X9 and 309 (via Gillingham)( 5 a day)
Marnhull to Hazelbury Bryan,Buckland Newton and Henley 307 (leaves Marnhull at 9.12 (not Mondays) and return Buckland Newton at 13.31
No public transport between  Buckland Newton and Melbury Osmund
Melbury Osmund to Evershot 212
Nothing  between Evershot and Beaminster.
Beaminster to Bridport  40 & 47
Bridport, West Bay, Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, Chickerell, Weymouth  X53 hourly in Summer
Chickerell to Weymouth 8. Every 15 minutes
Weymouth to Portland (Southwell) 1. Every 10 minutes
Weymouth to Portland Bill  501 (5 a day only in July and August)
Weymouth to Preston and Sutton Poyntz 4 &4a .Every 20 mins to Preston, every hour(4a) to Sutton Poyntz
Weymouth to Preston, Osmington ,Poxwell,  Owermoigne (main road), Wool, Wareham X53 - 2 hourly in Summer(continues to Poole)
Weymouth, Preston ,Osmington, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Wool, Wareham X43. Summer Service Only (continues to Poole) 4 a day (First and last buses depart from and continue to Dorchester)
Crossways, West Knighton to Dorchester 101. Hourly