Education / Leisure


Marshwood Village has a small Church-aided primary school with around sixty pupils split into three classes. The catchment area is large reaching to Blackdown and Whitchurch Canonicorum with children being transported in by bus from the more distant locations. The school offers a wide range of learning experiences for children both inside and outside of the classroom where they learn about nature by exploring our beautiful countryside. The sea can be spotted from the playground along with impressive views of Marshwood Vale.




Upper Marshwood Vale offers a paradise for walkers and cyclists, so many foot paths to explore around the area. Lamberts Castle is very popular with dog owners and for families offering wide open spaces and incredible views again to the sea and open countryside.


Pilsdon Pen, the highest point in Dorset, a hill not for the faint hearted but from the top a real breath taking vantage point.


Stoke Abbott, a conservation area due to the special architectural and historical interest.


Public Houses


We have The Shaves Cross located in the middle of the Vale this beautiful building boast luxury accommodation and a mixture of British and Caribbean cuisine; the New Inn in Stoke Abbot, right in the heart of the village and conservation area, which provides a charming setting for a relaxing drink or meal; and The Bottle Inn in Marshwood, a traditional old thatched pub, offering a vast range of ever changing Ales and Ciders, and which has won several CAMRA awards.

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