GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brit Valley Way

11 miles (18 km)

From the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast at West Bay follow the Brit Valley Way to Chedington, near Beaminster.
There is fantastic coastal scenery as well as splendid views of the River Brit to enjoy on this 11 mile walk through Dorset. The walk passes Bridport, Waytown, Netherbury, Buckham Down and Beaminster before finishing at Chedington with stunning views of the West Dorset countryside.
The route links with the River Parret Trail at the northern end so you can extend your riverside walking here if you wish.

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Brit Valley Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brit Valley Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At the end of the route in Chedington there's the Winyards Gap Inn for some post walk refreshment. They serve high quality food and also have a lovely large garden with countryside views. You can find them at postcode DT8 3HY for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near Bridport there's the climb to the lovely viewpoint at Colmers Hill from the picturesque village of Symondsbury. The historic village includes an ancient church and a noteworthy 15th century, thatched pub.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


River Brit in Bridport - - 347001

River Brit in Bridport. This is the River Brit, (from which Bridport is said to derive its name) seen from St. Mary's Bridge looking NNW. Allington Hill is in the distance.

Beaminster, footbridge over the Brit - - 922615

Beaminster: footbridge over the Brit. Immediately beyond the bridge is a weir and a leat runs off right in culvert where it once powered the waterwheel at Southgate Mill, which stands near the Bridport road

Footbridge and cycle route over the River Brit (opened 2011) - - 2467137

Footbridge and cycle route over the River Brit, Bradpole.

Netherbury village at bridge over River Brit - - 94123

Netherbury village at bridge over River Brit.

Chedington Court, Dorset - - 4487256

Chedington Court, Dorset

Winyards Gap Inn - - 2038980

Winyards Gap Inn

Parnham House - - 1178676

Parnham House. You will pass this impessive house just south of Beaminster. Parnham was built circa 1400 and since then much restoration has taken place right up into the 20th Century. Stephen de Parnham was the first recorded owner and then the Strode and Oglander families lived there. More recently in the 1920's the house became a country club and an army hospital during WWII. In 1976 John Makepeace the well-known cabinet maker and craftsman established his school there. It is now in private ownership.

Remains of mill on River Brit near Slape Manor - - 3446675

Remains of mill on River Brit near Slape Manor


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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