Culzean Castle Loop

This walk starts from the beautiful Culzean Castle, set in beautiful grounds and within easy reach to idyllic beaches, it makes a perfect spot to explore. There are marked walks with the estate for which this walks takes in several of them. A short and leisurely walk around the estate of Culzean Castle, there are…

8 Walks over Hambledon Hill & Hod Hill in Dorset

Hod and Hambledon Hills are ancient iron age forts, two of the best in the country located a stones throw away from each other in the rural Dorset countryside. Surrounded by beautiful villages, excellent local pubs and views from the top across the Blackmore Vale these two forts make for an excellent excuse to get out walking.

We’ve curated 8 walks for you to take your pick at depending on the length of the walk and whether or not you want to walk over both Hod and Hambledon or just either one of them.

Shillingston to Stourpaine 10km Walk or Run

This route is simple, no map reading needed, just park up and head out along the trailway. Whether you choose to walk or run it it will be a nice little route to keep handy for training in North Dorset. The route is near enough 10km making it an excellent training route for any 10km plus runs you’ve got planned.




Easy – Flat walking on trailway path


Trailway Carpark nr Shillingstone Grid Ref: ST 82250 11956


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Optional Stop:

The White Horse & Shillingstone Railway Station


about 2 Hours (without a stop)

What Size Fitness Ball Do I Need?

Fitness balls are very popular, from specific stability ball classes to casual gym use and personal training sessions, they provide an excellent platform to work out our core muscles. To get the most out of fitness ball exercises,  you should make sure you have the correct size. The correct sized fitness ball is vital for good technique and posture during your workout. T his guide will show how to select the correct size fitness ball.

Ok, so you are in the gym looking at the fitness ball rack and there are small, medium and large sized fitness balls. So which do you need, in this article you will find out how to select the correct sized fitness ball for you.

What is the TRX Suspension Trainer?

For many, the TRX Suspension Trainer might be new to you and this might be the first time you have herd of it, well lets introduce this invaluable piece of kit, it was born in the US military driven through the need for marines to be able to continue to train while in war zones or held up in safe houses.

The piece of kit that the founder of this product ‘Randy Hetrick’ and his team had produced enabled them to train anywhere, therefore enabling to stay in shape and fit for their roles as US Navy Seals. The product has been much refined since it’s early days when it was just some lengths of parachute webbing stitched together. Today TRX Suspension Trainer’s are at the forefront of fitness innovation providing a cost effective tool that can be used in so many locations and using only body weight for an all over body workout. It;s no wonder it has been so popular with personal trainers across the globe.