Welcome to the Piddle Valley Website

Reporting Highways & Rights of Way issues

DCC have now set up a dedicated page on their website www.dorsetforyou.co.uk where members of the public can notify them direct of defects or other maintenance issues relating to Public Highways.

There is also a page where one can report issues relating to Rights of Way.



Issues affecting travel on the B3143 and the immediate locality

Updated 17/06/2020

Resurfacing works - B3142, Snowdrop Corner to Druce junction at Puddletown

Very recent notification - the B3142 from Snowdrop Corner to Puddletown will be closed from the 19 June to 2 July 2020 between the hours of 0900 and 1600, for resurfaceing works. Diversions are via B3143 to Greys Bridge and A35 to Puddletown.


Advance Warning, B3143 Road Closure in Alton Pancras.

Dorset Council are planning to replace the defective stream/river culvert, adjacent to the Church in Alton Pancras, in the near future. This work will apparently require a full closure of the road for a period of several weeks, while a new culvert is installed.

Diversions will be required, with light vehicles via Buckland Newton, Revells Hill, Higher Sherborne Rd (C13) and then Cerne Hill & Piddletrenthide. HGV’s will be expected to follow the B3143 through Buckland Newton & Kings Stag to the A3030 at Stock Gaylard & Sherborne, A352 to Charminster then the A35 bypass and the B3143 back to Alton Pancras. (and vice-versa as appropriate)

The full details & timing are yet to be decided, but currently, early September is a possibility.

Further details will be published on the Parish Council website and the Traffic page of Piddlevalley.info as they become known.


2020 Ironman 70.3 Weymouth - 20 September 2020

There is currently no news about the running of this years Ironman competition, and the road race element which inpacts on the Valley, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As soon as any news is published, we will update this item. Meanwhile, please note the potential date in your diary so yo can plan accordingly.