Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wilshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent in the Summer of 1832
Wimborne to Shaftesbury
August 27.-From Wimborne, through Blandford, to Shaftesbury. The greater part of the road to Blandford is over naked downs, steep chalky hills succeeding to valleys all the way. The country on both sides is most fatiguing to the eye of every one but a fox-hunter. Iris f£tidissima is abundant by the road side. The road from Blandford to Shaftesbury is through a fine country, but it is extremely hilly.