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Abbotsbury Hills and Coast is a 7.9 mile loop trail located near Weymouth, Dorset, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 1,049 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

Views

Description
Waypoints (5)
Getting There

A circular walk from the picturesque Dorset village of Abbotsbury with its plentiful supply of stone thatched cottages. The walk climbs up to the South Dorset Ridgeway, which gives stunning views over a long stretch of coast, before heading down through the tiny village of West Bexington and back to Abbotsbury along the South West Coast Path alongside Chesil Beach. The walk has a couple of fairly steep ascents/descents, a fairly exposed section along the top of the Ridgeway and a couple of stiles. Most of the paths are across fields which could be muddy after wet weather and the fields are also likely to contain grazing cows and/or sheep so take extra care if you have dogs with you.

Parking is available in the Abbotsbury village car park (pay on entry) which is on Rodden Row (B3157), directly opposite Rosemary Lane. Approximate post code DT3 4JL

Weather
UV Index
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Reviews (15)
Photos (39)
Recordings (9)
Completed (25)
ESTHER S.
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Hiking

Loved this route. We had fantastic weather too. We also did this in reverse.

Christopher Page
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Lovely walk ..we did it in reverse and I think that way is much easier

Mike Coker
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Lovely walk. Although we know this area, we had never walked this section of the ridge path before.

Richard J
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First to Review

This is a great walk but look out for cows!

Charles O.
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Helen Green
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Eddie Knight
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Mez Hunter
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Sarah H.
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Lucy B
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Megan Welstand
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Christopher Page
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John Vinten
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Florentine R.
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Stephen Lane
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