Stanton St Gabriel

Explore a secret section of the Jurassic Coastline, hidden down old tracks that used to connect the seaside settlements. Pass 17th century farms and old stone barns all under the shadow of Golden Cap. Discover ruins of an old village church, its origins linking back to a lone survivor who was washed ashore, his new wife taken by the waves. Leave the crumbling walls, which look out to sea, surrounded with remains of the village to climb Stonebarrow Hill, providing views to the little town of Lyme Regis and its famous Cobb.

Distance: 3.5 miles/5.5km

Duration: 2-3 hours

Ability: Easy, some steep climbs.

Max Height: 575ft.

Min Height: 120ft.

Total climb: 500ft.

Terrain: Track, path, road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis to Bridport.

Start Point: Stonebarrow Hill. (Postcode: DT6 6EA, Grid Reference: SY389935, What Three Words: gross.drive.grad).

How to get there: From Bridport, take the A35 west out of town. After about 5 miles, bear left towards Charmouth. When the road bends to the right, turn left onto Stonebarrow Road. Follow the small narrow lane to the top of the hill to meet the first carpark. Continue straight ahead all the way to the end of the track to arrive at the final car park.

Dogs: In accordance with the Countryside Code and any notices on route.

Refreshments:  None on route but at the lower car park is a National Trust cafĂ© (restricted opening times) and nearby are The Clock House Inn in Chideock and The George in Charmouth.

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