St. Aldhelm

Now you can walk in the footsteps of St Aldhelm, the first bishop of Sherborne, with our new trail!

This trail has an exciting new look and follows the footsteps of this little-known figure from our local history. The trail starts in Sherborne and ends at St Aldhelm's Head. You can find just one or do the whole trail! You can follow the trail by visiting the Geocaching website or by following the OS grid references and clues given below!

All About Aldhelm (Sherborne Abbey) – In the grounds of the will take some gritty determination to find it!

OS Grid Ref. ST 63767 16490

The Prayerful Monk (Cerne Abbas Well) – If you sat in the corner on something cold you might reach down and find it!

OS Grid Ref. ST 66634 01368

St Aldhelm and Cuthburga (Wimborne Minster) – Within sight of the front door, you would go here if your horse needed a drink.

OS Grid Ref. SZ 00925 99953

The Roman Pilgrim (Wareham Lady St Mary's Church) – Go through the gate to the left of the church door, stay on the path, look underneath the fifth large church window. Ignore the shiny metal chimney and check below the grill that keeps big church mice out!

OS Grid Ref. SY 92464 87194

St Aldhelm's Chapel (St Aldhelm's Point) – If you stay outside in the wind and storm you might find me sitting in the corner.

OS Grid Ref. SY 96082 75565