Getting Around

Where is The Cerne Valley?

The Cerne Valley is located in Dorset along the A352 between Sherborne and Dorchester. From the north, the first place you will notice is Minterne Magna, the location of the Minterne Estate, house and gardens. The main road then bypasses the hamlet of Upcerne before you reach the centre of Cerne Abbas, home of the famous Dorset Giant. A good place to stop and explore the local pubs and shops. Further south towards Dorchester the road runs through Godmanstone where a stop at the Green Valley farm shop and cafe is worthwhile. The road then follows the river through Charminster to the county town of Dorchester.

By Road

The Cerne Valley can be easily reached by car along the A352.  There is ample car parking throughout the valley.

The main car park in Cerne Abbas has a small picnic area. The centre of the village is only a five minute walk via Duck Street or via the footpath beside the River Cerne. 

By Bus

A limited bus service the X11 runs between Dorchester and Sherborne which stops in Cerne Abbas and Godmanstone. Details of this service can be found on Travel Dorset where you can also view all bus timetables.  


By Train

South West Trains run to Sherborne from London and Exeter and to Dorchester from London via Southampton, Bristol and Weymouth. Further information is available from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or TravelDorset Rail.

By Taxi

Taxis are available for hire in Cerne Abbas. Call Oliver on 01300 342129.