The Throop Loopphoto
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The Throop Loop


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What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Water On Route

About this walk

A fabulous short one-mile roundtrip walk from the hamlet of Throop to Turners Puddle and returning via a different path to Throop. 99% off-road. In that short distance there are four great places for a paddle or a swim in the River Piddle! Roadside parking at postcode DT2 7JD

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  • Rona profile

    3 years ago

    Recommended as above original post. The route of the loop is well signposted from the parking place. Path condition excellent though may be soft underfoot in Winter or wet conditions
  • Bellatrix95 profile

    2 years ago

    Only found 2 of the water stops, both excellent but must have missed half the walk. Lots of route signs but for longer trails specifically. Could do with a route map.
  • Dexterdoggie profile

    2 years ago

    Think I went to the right place. It was more heathland but still had a good walk
  • madog123 profile

    2 years ago

    Very muddy, water across the path, council have dragged a fallen tree and left it where the cars could park!!
  • madog123 profile

    2 years ago

    Well the tree has gone so there is space to park but it’s still very muddy (dog needs a bath!!) and only passable in gumboots!
  • Rona profile

    2 years ago

    I’ve created a route map, it’s accessible here: Link →
  • Salgibbs75 profile

    a year ago

    Absolutely beautiful spot. Park on road and head following the gravel road makes by green circle.( lots of other markers for longer walks apparently) 2x clear stream crossings for poosticks and paddling then turn left at farm and left again at next junction to go along watermeadows full of iris. It was fab !
  • BuddyBoo profile

    a year ago

    Really lovely shorter walk for the summer days… so your dog can keep cool in the fords and rivers that you pass.
  • Rona profile

    a year ago

    A return visit today to one of my favourite walkies locations. The River Puddle was a tad low, so water flow was a bit pathetic - otherwise I had a great time!
  • Tidge profile

    10 months ago

    We visited this spot whilst on holiday in Dorset 07/07/23, easy to get to and the water is very clear, my son and the pooch were enjoying the water 😃
  • madog123 profile

    8 months ago

    Here in Throop we (not the council) provide a dog poo bin for the benefit of all dog owners. Some use it but sadly judging by the quantity of dog muck on the track, many do not. Here is an example of what one such dog owner clearly thinks is acceptable behaviour. Bag it up and then hang it in a tree, (Unfortunately I can not add the photo of the dog poo bag so will post it separately) two weeks ago a lady with 5 dogs was seen to pick the muck up, bag it and chuck it over the ditch into a field. As a resident it doesn’t endear one to dog walkers. Madog
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3 Throop Hollow, Dorchester DT2 7JD, UK View on Google

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Location details

Postcode DT2 7JD. Approximately 3 miles west of Bere Regis; about five minutes' drive from the A35.

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