GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Colmers Hill Walk

1 miles (2.2 km)

Enjoy a circular walk to Colmers Hill and enjoy wonderful views over the Dorset countryside and coast. The hill is located just to the west to the town of Bridport, providing great views over the town. The hill is a distinctive landmark of the area with its conical shape, topped by pine trees.
Start the walk from the little village of Symondsbury where footpaths will take you up to the hill top. It's quite a steep climb but you are rewarded with splendid views of rolling hills and the Jurassic Coast. In the springtime you may also see bluebells around the summit.
After taking in the views the route continues west toward Quarry Cross. Here you pick up Shute's Lane to descend back to the village. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the excellent Symondsbury Kitchen, where there is a lovely garden to sit out in.
To extend your walking in the area head south to the Jurassic Coast where you can pick up the West Bay to Seatown Walk.
The Monarch's Way also passes just to the north of the hill. You could pick it up and head east into Bridport or start the walk from the town and use the trail to reach the area near to the hill.


DT6 6HF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Colmers Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Colmers Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Symondsbury there's the Ilchester Arms for some rest and refreshment after your exercise. The historic thatched inn dates from the 15th century and includes oak beams and a huge open fireplace. Other features include a car park, skittle alley and a lovely lawned garden for the warmer months. You can find them at postcode DT6 6HD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

It's a great walk for fit dogs and the local pub mentioned above also welcomes our four legged friends.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The longer Symondsbury Walk visits the hill, the coast and the neighbouring town of Bridport from the little village. The settlement includes an ancient church and several picturesque thatched cottages.
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.


Symondsbury village from Colmers Hill - - 1200034

Symondsbury village from Colmers Hill. Picture of this pretty village taken from the top of the hill. In historical times the main economy of the village was the production of flax and hemp for Bridport's rope and net manufacturing trade. Records show that the first rector arrived in 1325 in St John the Baptist church

St John The Baptist Church Symondsbury - - 425918

St John The Baptist Church Symondsbury

View East from summit of Colmers Hill - - 1198289

View East from summit of Colmers Hill. The village of Symondsbury in the foreground and the town of Bridport at a distance.

Colmers hill and symonsbury - - 122075

Colmers hill and Symondsbury

View from Quarr Lane - - 1231909

View from Quarr Lane

Colmer's Hill - - 396055

Colmers Hill can be seen from all around the area and was named after the Rev. John Colmer, who was the local rector of Symondsbury from 1805-06. The trees on the top of the hill were planted during WW1.

Colmer's Hill above Symondsbury - - 409188

Colmer's Hill above Symondsbury

From the Northern slope of Colmers Hill, looking to the Northwest - - 1198317

From the Northern slope of Colmers Hill, looking to the Northwest


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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