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New life for an ancient Dorset drove route

The EuCAN Somerset Volunteers recently had a very good day in Marsh Court Drove, a medieval drove that runs from Caundle Marsh up to Holt Lane north of Bishops Caundle. Many of these ancient drove routes are becoming overgrown as a result of neglect and lack of use and may soon disappear completely. We completed half the length and will be returning in the late summer – when we hope the terrain might be drier!

Photos of our efforts are in this Flickr album

Second Edition OS Map showing Marsh Court Drove

2nd Edition OS 1900 approx – click on map to enlarge and on back arrow to return



after we had finished