GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burton Bradstock Circular Beach and Coast Walk

1 miles (2 km)

There are a number of lovely coastal walking trails around this pretty National Trust run estate in Dorset. The estate is part of the Jurassic Coast and includes cliff-top trails along Burton cliff and the popular shingle Hive beach. You can use the National Trust car park above Burton Cliff to access the walking trails. Alternatively you could follow the South West Coast Path from nearby Bridport to reach the estate. From the area there are splendid views of Chesil Beach and Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast. The area is also great for flora and fauna with a variety of plants such as pyramidal orchids,thrift, common mallow and wild clary. Look out for birds such as kestrels and buzzards.
Burton Bradstock is located at the western end of the beautiful Chesil Beach. You could continue your walk by heading east along Chesil Beach to West Bexington Nature Reserve and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens in the village of Abbotsbury. Our Circular Walk from West Bay visits the village from the beautiful Bridport Harbour.

Postcode

DT6 4RF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Burton Bradstock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burton Bradstock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

After your exercise head to the The Three Horseshoes Pub. The pub is set in a beautiful three hundred year old thatched stone property on the Jurassic Coast in the idyllic village of Burton Bradstock. They are in walking distance of the coastal path and the stunning “Hive” beach. In the summer you can relax in thelovely suntrap beer garden. You can find it on Mill street at postcode DT6 4QZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area is great for dog walking but please keep your dog under close control around the farm animals.

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.
A few miles to the north east there's Littlebredy which is something of a hidden gem. The delightful village includes the Little Bredy Walled Garden, a waterfall, a lake, an old church and footpaths along the River Bride which runs through the village.
Just a couple of miles to the east of Bridport there's the worthy little village of Shipton Gorge where you can enjoy a climb to Shipton Hill and visit the splendid 15th century church of St Martin.

Photos

A Cold Day At The Hive Cafe - geograph.org.uk - 1275421

A Cold Day At The Hive Cafe

A Dip in the Clifftop - geograph.org.uk - 1443144

A Dip in the Clifftop. The flat clifftop walk between West Bay and Burton Freshwater is interrupted by this little coombe. One of the greens of the adjacent golf course lurks in the bottom of the valley.

Burton Bradstock, Coast Path - geograph.org.uk - 1744129

Coast Path Coast path leading from Burton Bradstock towards West Bay Golf Club

Burton Cliff from Shadrach - geograph.org.uk - 758309

Burton Cliff from Shadrach. This is what the cliff looks like from the landward side, with the Burton Freshwater campsite on the right

The River Bride at Burton Bradstock - geograph.org.uk - 1443554

The River Bride at Burton Bradstock village. Taken from the bridge which carries the main road over the river.

Listed cottages, Burton Bradstock (geograph 5629834)

Listed cottages in the village.

Burton Mere - geograph.org.uk - 1268616

Burton Mere - located to the south east of the village. The mere is one of the many lagoons trapped against the old coastline by Chesil Beach. If the shingle bank was not here this would be open coastal water. Most of the mere is covered with long reeds and it is difficult to see that it is water, but there are some clear patches such as this one/

Burton Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 2981467

Burton Cliff

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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