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South Dorset Group

We are the South Dorset Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

From Bowleaze Cove we will take the South West Coast Path towards Osmington Mills. On reaching the Adventure Centre, we will cut inland to Osmington and then start the climb along the South Dorset Ridgeway up to the Hardy Way and White Horse Hill. After reaching East Hill, we start dropping down from the ridge into Sutton Poyntz, past the duck pond and on to Preston.  After crossing the main Preston Road, we return to our start point along Church Road and through the Caravan Park.

Saturday, 30 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
9.7km / 6.0mi
Ascent:
273.1m / 896ft
Type:
circular

Free parking is available along Bowleaze Coveway. The walk will follow recognised paths and tracks. There will also be some road walking.

Food and refreshments should be available at The Springhead in Sutton Poyntz, but it may be busy, so a picnic lunch is probably the best option.

The walk may be cancelled in the event of bad weather, so please check our website and/or our Facebook page before setting off to the start point. Alternatively, please contact the walk leader.

 

 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SY 70262 81975
Nearest postcode:
DT3 6PP
what3words:
martini.amuses.built
Start time:
10:00 am

Our start point will be The Southwest Battle of Britain Memorial at Bowleaze Cove, which is located near the beach and jetty.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking