Places to visit near the Old Ox Shillingstone
Nearby is the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, The Jurassic Coast, Sherborne Castle and Lulworth Cove.
Overlooked by the ancient hill-fort of Hambledon Hill, with the River Stour meandering by in the foreground, Shillingstone was probably the most picturesque station on the former Somerset and Dorset Railway. The Shillingstone Railway Project aims not only to restore the station and available surrounding area to how it was in the early 1950s and 1960s, but also to enhance it.
North Dorset Trailway
The North Dorset Trailway is made up of sections of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway which used to link Bristol, Bournemouth and Christchurch. It now extends from Sturminster Newton to Spetisbury, providing an off road trail for walkers & cyclists. The North Dorset Trailway Network is a Charity that is dedicated to extending and improving the Trailway.
The Wessex Ridgeway Trail is a magnificent ridge-top route crossing Dorset's rural heartland. The Wessex Ridgeway is well signed and meanders through beautiful countryside and over magnificent hillforts such as Hambledon Hill.