Little Bredy

Distance: 8.75 Miles/14kmTime: 4 hoursTotal climb: 820ft. Max height: 720ft.Min height: 210ft. Terrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: MediumStart: Park in the centre of the village, just off the road on the green. (Postcode: DT2 9HN, Grid Reference: SY587890, What Three Words: newly.aboard.regress) Map: OL15 Explorer Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Dorchester, head … Continue reading Little Bredy

Langton Herring and Fleet

Distance: 5.5 miles/9 kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 390ft. Max height: 220ft.Min height: 0ft. Terrain: Track, path, road, beach and field.Exertion: EasyStart: The Elm Tree Inn (Postcode: DT3 4HU, Grid reference: SY614824) Map OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck & South DorsetHow to get there: From Weymouth take the B3157 towards Chickerell. After about two miles at Langton … Continue reading Langton Herring and Fleet

St Luke’s Chapel, near Abbotsbury

Distance: 2 to 3.5 miles/3 to 5.5kmTime: 1.5 hoursTotal climb: 482ft.Max height: 620ft.Min height: 300ft.Terrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Easy.Start: Ashley Chase Road (Postcode: DT3 4JZ, Grid reference: SY557872)Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck & South DorsetHow to get there: From Abbotsbury, follow the B3157 westward for about 1½ miles. After passing the view point … Continue reading St Luke’s Chapel, near Abbotsbury

St Catherine’s Chapel with the kids (Abbotsbury)

Distance: 2.25 miles/3.5km (once at the top of the hill, the route can be as long or as short as you like, even including a stroll into Abbotsbury)Time: 2 hoursTotal climb: 250ftMax height: 275ftMin height: 34ftTerrain: Track, path and field.Exertion: Medium.Start: Chesil Beach Car park (DT3 4LA).Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to … Continue reading St Catherine’s Chapel with the kids (Abbotsbury)

Abbotsbury

Distance - 6 miles Duration - 2 1/4 hours. Exertion - Hard - a few steep climbs Terrain - Beach (pebble), path, track Dogs - Allowed on beach all year round. Be aware of livestock and keep to the countryside code. Map - OS Explorer OL15 - Purbeck and South Dorset Start - Abbotsbury car … Continue reading Abbotsbury