The scenic railway from Bristol to Weymouth


After leaving Yeovil, the line enters the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with Thornford Halt (a request stop) the first station in this lovely part of the countryside. Thornford and Beer Hackett are the two Dorset villages reached from this station, and there is a pleasant, level footway of just under a mile to take you safely into Thornford, with seats along the way to stop and take in the lovely views. There is a good village store, and the cosy King’s Head pub which serves hearty, locally sourced food, has been voted West Dorset Rural Pub of the Year by CAMRA, and welcomes families with its outdoor play area for children.

At the top of the steps from the station, cross the road (with care as there can be fast moving vehicles here) and join the footpath which will take you to the left and then round to the right to join the footway to the village.

How to use

a Request Stop