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Undemanding section of SWCP

This walk came towards the end of our six days completing the SWCP from St. Ives to Poole. It is... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Coastal walk delight

A fabulous walk along the coastal path! Beautiful sea breeze, across undulating fields. Varying... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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A brief expedition - 4.7 miles - through many layers of Dorset history, including a Roman temple and villa, as well as a chalk horse carved into the hillside, carrying George III away from Weymouth. There is evidence of ancient agricultural methods...more
Bowleaze Coveway Car Park, Osmington Mills DT3 6PW, England
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This walk came towards the end of our six days completing the SWCP from St. Ives to Poole. It is relatively easier than some other sections which actually gives you more time to admire the views and appreciate nature’s beauty around you.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A fabulous walk along the coastal path! Beautiful sea breeze, across undulating fields. Varying conditions underfoot, including some very muddy parts after recent rains and with heavy soil. Quite steep in parts, although not for long periods of time. Rabbits (and a hare) along the...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Camped up in Rosewall campsite just above The Smugglers Inn Osmington Mills for 2 days:) 1st day went left what a wonderful walk, ( need good walking shoes/boots) through to Bat Cove via Ringstead (nice little cafe kiosk) and overlooked Durdle Door before heading back...More

1  Thank Restless59
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a walk I have done many times since retiring, and is a good work out. Leave your car at The Smugglers and take the steep climb towards Ringstead. From then on it is quite undulating, the first climb being the stiffest. On the...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Beautiful walk along the coastal path, fields and small villages. Amazing views and nice meeting with animals (donkey, horse, sheep, pig, deer)

1  Thank Romain07081991
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We found this walk on the smugglers inn website and decided to give it a go. It was a 6km walk starting and finishing at the Smugglers, via Ringstead. A bit hilly as you would expect in places, but a super walk. Great coastal views,...More

2  Thank madmumof3
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We walked from Osmington to Ringstead . Beautiful scenery . Wear good shoes for walking. On our return to Osmington we had a well deserved meal & drink at The Smugglers Inn

Thank 861caroline
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Some of the best coastline and views over Weymouth worth searching out...plenty of coastal erosion in evidence but path well maintained

1  Thank St4ontour
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Great place for a walk and to see the country side, but nothing special. Just rolling hills built by the Roman's, and that's about it. Make sure you have good footwear as it is pretty hilly in parts. I didn't see any facilities (not that...More

2  Thank thespgtraveler
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