Ten Good Reasons to Enjoy being Outdoors

Enjoy being Outdoors in the Dorset Landscape


South West Coastal Path This starts, or finishes depending on your way round, in Poole Harbour in Dorset and the entire path …all 630 miles of it …is one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world. The Dorset section covers 86 miles and the coastal path follows cliff tops, beaches, some towns, coastal villages and hamlets,lagoons and dramatic landscapes. There is easy access to the coastal path from Gorwell and you can enjoy a stroll, to a beauty spot, a day walk and use the link bus for your return or take a discovery walk and learn the history to the dramatic landscape. A perfect way to enjoy being outdoors in the Dorset landscape.

The MacMillan Way This 290 mile walk across Britain linking Boston Barnstaple and Abbotsbury. It passes through Gorwell on the Abbotsbury stage and so gives the opportunity for a inland walk across unspoilt countryside whilst raising money for the charity.

The Wessex Ridgeway This is a ridge top route which crosses inland Dorset but which passes within easy reach of Gorwell.

The National Cycle Network National Route 2 also is within easy reach of Gorwell. The West Dorset section is a 30 mile route from Dorchester to Lyme Regis which passes through our local Bride Valley.


Electric Bikes!

Few can be unaware of the joys of cycling in to enjoy being outdoors in the Dorset landscape but the effort required to get up those hills is not everyone’s idea of a good time.

Jurassic Electric is a local award-winning company that runs unique electric bike adventures in some of the loveliest parts of West Dorset. State of the art electric bikes make cycling an absolute breeze whatever the terrain.

Choose from a range of guided full or half day tours, or hire some electric bikes and explore the spectacular landscapes and vibrant history of the area.

Try before you buy’ tasters for those looking to purchase a electric bike are also available.

Prices start from £30 and include bike, helmet, and panniers.

Minimum riding age is 14 years old but child seats and tag-alongs available for hire.

For more details visit www.jurassic-electric.co.uk or call Martin on 07796 135256.

Beautiful scenery!


If you enjoy fishing then Dorset offsets you so much choice.  We have fly fishing, coarse fishing and beach fishing all available within easy reach.

The Chesil Beach is famous for its long expanse of shoreline and the wide range of fish which can be caught.

Fishing trips from Weymouth, West Bay or Lyme Regis are available most days but depend on the weather and there is also the chance to go crabbing along the coast as well.

We have information in the cottages about the best places to go.

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