Dorchester lies 8 miles north of Weymouth, i5
miles east of Bridport, 17 miles west of Wareham and 19 miles
south of Sherborne. London is 123 miles distant by road and 136 miles by rail.
The Rural District is served by both the Southern and Western
Regions of British Railways through Dorchester, via Bournemouth
and Yeovil respectively.
Excellent bus services link most of the villages with Dorchester,
Weymouth and other towns. Numerous additional buses are run
on market days. Long-distance coaches may be connected for London
or the West Country.