From the Smugglers Inn in Osmington Mills, cycle the hills and absorb the sights, to Lulworth Cove. Pass through the village of Osmington to admire the White Horse from the high ridge of Coombe Bottom to then descend and rise again at Ringstead. Enjoy the wide views from St Aldhem’s Head in the East to … Continue reading Osmington Mills to Lulworth Cove – Bike Ride.
From Lulworth Cove, discover Little Bindon, a small monastery founded nearly 1000 years ago. Today it is a fenced off ruin, hidden amongst overgrown trees and in the company of deer. Continue to Pepler’s Point to appreciate the cove from up high. Find the ancient fossil forest and a hidden smugglers cave before climbing the … Continue reading Lulworth and Bindon
From the smuggling coastline of Osmington, explore inland to discover pirate secrets in the nearby village of Osmington. Follow the River Jordan to Sutton Poyntz, in the shadow of Chalbury Hill fort. Visit the ducks of the village before climbing up to the chalk White Horse, there to honour a mad king. From the ridge, … Continue reading Osmington Mills to The White Horse
Distance: 5 miles/ 8 km (can be cut shorter using different tracks, see map)Time: 2 hoursTotal climb: 630ft. Max height 620ft.Min height: 0ft. Terrain: Track, path, field and Road.Exertion: Medium – Big climb to Golden CapStart: Seatown carpark a short walk from the beach, providing easy access for visitors of all ages. (Postcode: DT6 6JU, … Continue reading Seatown, Chideock and Golden Cap
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
Distance: 3 milesTime: 1 hourTotal climb: 350ftMax height: 400ftMin height: 175ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Climbs can be hard.Start: Kimmeridge Quarry – free parking (Postcode: BH20 5NZ, Grid reference: SY918800)Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: From Wareham, take the first right out of Stoborough. Follow the road for about … Continue reading Steeple
Distance: 6miles/9.5kmTime: 2 hoursTotal climb: 550ftMax height: 666ftMin height: 180ftTerrain: Track, path, road and field.Exertion: Medium.Start: Swyre Head car park (Grid Ref: SY943792, Postcode BH20 5LL, What three words: sunblock.promotion.pans). Parking is limited and can get busy at peak times.Map: OS Explorer OL15 Purbeck and South DorsetHow to get there: Travelling south through Corfe Castle, … Continue reading Swyre Head, Kimmeridge and Kingston
Distance - 14 miles/22.5 km Duration - 4 hours. Exertion - Completely dependent on fitness. Three hard climbs up out of Stubhampton, Hambledon Hill and Okeford Hill. The terrain can get rough too, and may require dismounting and pushing. Terrain - Track and road. Can get very muddy after rain. Can become hard, and rutted … Continue reading Bike ride. The Wessex Ridgeway, part one. Ashmore to Okeford Hill.