GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Powerstock Common

2 miles (3 km)

This pretty nature reserve is located close to the town of Bridport in Dorset. There's a series of nice footpaths to follow through woodland and grassland with lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for. You can start your walk from the car park off Barrowland Lane. From here you can pick up the trails heading south east through Wytherston Wood. On the way look out for wildlife including fallow deer, willow warbler and chiffchaff. You can also enjoy views of the coast from the elevated position of the common.
The common is located just north of Eggardon Hill where there is an Iron Age Hillfort and fine views over the Marshwood Vale.


DT2 0EJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Powerstock Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Powerstock Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to the Three Horseshoes Inn in Powerstock for some post walk refreshments. The village pub isset in the heart of the most idyllic Dorset countryside.There's a great menu and a nice outdoor seating area with views over the countryside. You can find it at Dugberry Hill with postcode DT6 3TF for sat navs.

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.
Just a couple of miles to the east of Bridport there's Shipton Gorge where you can enjoy a climb to Shipton Hill and visit the splendid 15th century church of St Martin.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Old brick kiln, Powerstock Common - - 94291

Old brick kiln, Powerstock Common

Disused railway line near Powerstock Common - - 333813

Disused railway line near Powerstock Common

GPS Files

GPX File

Powerstock Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Powerstock Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)