B3081 : Shaftesbury - Ringwood

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.9
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.8
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.9
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.9
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.5
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.3

Info
Route Added By : rabbit
Date : December 19, 2004
Length : 36 kms / 22.4 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
June 15, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A really fun ride. The road approaching zig zag hill has great views. The 3081 continues after shaftsbury through Gillingham and bruton to the A371 at Shepton Mallet. It has a few dodgy spots but is still fun. The A371 south is good too.


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May 18, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The zig zag hill as you come out of Shaftsbury is SERIOUSLY zigzagged! Totally misjudged the first corner and ended up on the far side in oncoming traffic. Luckily nothing was there.
Needless to say, for the reaming ones I took it extremely carefully.
Be careful of car drivers coming down and coming onto your side of the road. The corners really are that tight!


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January 8, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This route takes in the shockingly steep and narrow Zig Zag Hill, a climb through the Prehistoric landscape at Cranbourne Chase, including a selection of settlements and ancient burial sites and the Neolithic cursus monument. Tollard Royal is also home to the not so ancient Madonna!


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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6303
May 4, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

we rode this route on sunday 20th APRIL,06.Zig Zag hill is very pitted only good for supermoto,s at time of run.from rsv rider.


September 23, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

BEWARE Police hang out on the straight between Sixpenny Handley and Cranborne.


July 2, 2005 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Zig Zag hill is a must for the locals. Be mindful of the gravel in the centre of the road at the top. This is a great piece of road.


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  • Doughy
  • Honda CBR900RRW
  • score: 12
January 26, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

I have ridden this road for the last 7 years and have rarely seen much traffic on it... The 'more technical' bit of the route is Zig Zag Hill - about 8 hairpin bends one after the other, which supermotos LOVE!! The only problem is passing through Tollard Royal (about 5 miles into the southerly route) where you can get trapped for a bit. A great, fast road but a relatively easy ride.


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December 19, 2004 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Nice twisty and technical sections just outside Shaftesbury getting a bit less twisty as it goes along. The only downside is that it can be quite congested.


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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6303