Burton Bradstock Circular Beach and Coast Walk
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.
PostcodeDT6 4RF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Burton Bradstock Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Burton Bradstock Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Burton Bradstock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Burton Bradstock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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 the lovely suntrap beer garden. You can find it on Mill street at postcode DT6 4QZ for your sat navs.
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.