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This is a walk with a difference. 27 miles over 2 days, which means we'll be carrying camping gear, food and anything else you think you'll need! Good boots and rucksacks are a must for this walk. For logistical reasons you have to book onto this walk, and I've limited it to 12 places.
The first day of the walk will start in Bridport, from there we'll walk along the coast and start the ridgeway at West Bexington. The ridgeway passes Abbotsbury, a stone circle, and Hell Stone, from where we'll walk south into Portesham and set up camp for the night. We'll have our evening meal at the local pub. The first day is 13.5 miles with a total ascent of 1350ft
On the second day, we'll head up to Hardy's Monument and onto the Ridgeway, past Maiden Castle and Chalbury hill forts, into Osmington Mills. The second day is 13 miles with a total ascent on 1560ft.
We'll drive down to Dorchester, then get taxis to and from the walk. Accommodation will be about £10 for the night. Transport to/from walk approx £15 each.
Given that this trip is in mid July, we do not expect any COVID restrictions to be in place. If there are restrictions in place we'll adjust the plan accordingly.
: Dorchester South Station
: The easiest route into Dorchester is to take the B3147 (Dorchester/Weymouth road) north at the football club.
: The Old Wagon Works, Station Approach Dorchester South Railway Station, Dorchester DT1 1GA, UK