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Walking Cerne Abbas circuit ( Download : )
distance 3.07mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -446ft Durée 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cerne Abbas - Dorset

A circular walk giving beautiful views over the surrounding countryside of rolling hills and meadows.

Walking South Cadbury, Somerset ( Download : )
South Cadbury, Somerset
distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +705ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Cadbury and Sutton Montis - Somerset

The walk follows the Corton Ridge and offers great views across the Somerset Levels and the Dorset Hills. It has great historic significance as Cadbury Castle is reputed to be Camelot King Arthur's Castle. You also cross the ancient medieval village of Whitcombe. It's an up and downer and can be boggy in wet weather. As an incentive there are two great pubs you can call in at!

distance 2.35mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Babcary - Somerset

Species rich hay meadow. To see the reserve at its best visit between April and mid-July before the annual hay cut.

distance 20.24mi Vertical gain +1844ft Vertical drop -1837ft Durée 10h55 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Chideock - Dorset

If you want beaches, cliffs, woodlands and meadows and a walk that will test your fitness, this is the one for you.

distance 9.1mi Vertical gain +650ft Vertical drop -656ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Abbotsbury - Dorset

A Dorset walk that explores the pleasant landscape to the east of the pretty village of Abbotsbury. The ropute includes a section of the South West Coast path including a potion along the shores of West Fleet, the lagoon behind Chesil Beach.

Walking St. Catherine Chapel ( Download : )
St. Catherine Chapel
distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 1h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Abbotsbury - Dorset

Easy walk with a short climb to St Catherine's Chapel, which is based on a small hill. At the top, it offers a nice 360° viewpoint.

distance 2.11mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Butleigh - Somerset

Unimproved neutral grassland and a small copse. The site has open access via rights of way from Butleigh. Please keep to the edges of the field until the hay has been cut.

distance 3.93mi Vertical gain +889ft Vertical drop -869ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charmouth - Dorset

This linear Dorset walk follows the South West Coast Path from Charmouth to Seatown. The coastal scenery on this part of the Jurassic Coast is dramatic and the walk includes the highest point on the Dorest Coast at Golden Cap.

distance 2.42mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Compton Dundon - Somerset

A mosaic of calcareous grassland, scrub, ancient oak woodland, secondary woodland and conifer plantation on Dundon Hill. The top of Dundon Hill features significant archaeological remains with a hill fort, Bronze Age round barrow and ancient quarry.

distance 6.55mi Vertical gain +804ft Vertical drop -807ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Osmington - Dorset

A hilly walk with fantastic views over Osmington Bay starting from the pretty village of Osmington. Not suitable for children as parts of the walk are along public roads with a few road crossings.

distance 3.62mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Iwerne Minster - Dorset

A gentle exploratory ramble along nearby footpaths with pleasant views. Nothing onerous.

Evercreech to Batcombe and back along the River Alham
distance 8.49mi Vertical gain +528ft Vertical drop -538ft Durée 4h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Evercreech - Somerset

A thoroughly pleasant and not very arduous walk from Evercreech to Chesterblade, then to Batcombe and back along the River Alham. There are quite a few hills but none of them are very long and the total ascent of the walk is surprisingly modest.

distance 2.24mi Vertical gain +266ft Vertical drop -256ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Otterford - Somerset

Species-rich limestone and marshy meadows beside River Yarty.

Walking Blackbrook Meander ( Download : )
distance 1.76mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Somerset

A gentle meander alongside Blackbrook and around pleasant Hamilton Gault Park. The stream is a traffic-free route for wildlife in and out of the town, including otters and water voles. Come out on a summer evening and watch bats flying above your head catching insects.

Walking West Lulworth to Mupe Bay ( Download : )
distance 3.86mi Vertical gain +784ft Vertical drop -781ft Durée 2h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in West Lulworth - Dorset

A wonderful peaceful walk to the hidden gem of Mupe Bay. Super coastal views and some nice hills too!

Walking River and Canal ( Download : )
distance 1.63mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheddon Fitzpaine - Somerset

A pleasant route of reasonable distance, taking in a beautiful stretch of Taunton’s crowning glory the River Tone, and a quiet tract of the Bridgwater and Taunton canal. Wildlife abounds.

distance 1.63mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Meare - Somerset

Westhay Moor is north of the village of Westhay in Somerset. The car park is just off the road to Godney, at the junction with Daggs Lane Drove. A National Cycle Network route runs along a disused railway line, just south of Westhay village.

distance 2.07mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -436ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Lulworth - Dorset

Lulworth Cover and Durdle Door are two of the best known features of Dorset's Jurassic Coast. This short walk includes some uphill walking but the path is good and well graded.

Cranmore Tower to Shepton Mallet
distance 4.88mi Vertical gain +161ft Vertical drop -643ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cranmore - Somerset

This walk is intended as the return leg to the central section of the East Mendip Way from Shepton Mallet to Cranmore Tower and is originally published on the East Mendip Way Facebook page.

Walking Steart Marshes Walk ( Download : )
Steart Marshes Walk
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Otterhampton - England

A circular walk through the newly created Steart Marshes along well made pathways, with an optional extension to the breach in the former sea defences on the River Parrett.