South Dorset Ridgeway

Chesil Beach at West Bexington © Nigel Mykura
Downland, Bincombe © Andrew Smith
Man on White Horse, Osmington © Dave Skinner

The South Dorset Ridgeway is part of the South West Coast Path National Trail and was the original route to be designated; the route around Portland was only added in 2003. It runs from West Bexington to Osmington Mills, decreasing the total distance of the South West Coast Path by 25 miles or 40 kms.

Although it is some distance from the sea, it is part of the National Trail as it offers stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. The route also provides the opportunity to explore one of the UK’s most significant ancient ceremonial landscapes. See also the South West Coast Path (Dorset).

For an overview map please click here.

Dorset Cottages

Beautiful Dorset holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation perfectly located for walking and cycling the trails of this unique county