GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shipton Gorge Walks

2 miles (3 km)

This small village is located just east of Bridport in the county of Dorset. The pretty settlement is surrounded by some lovely rolling countryside and is close to the wonderful Jurassic Coast at Burton Bradstock. There's also a historic 15th century church, picturesque thatched cottages and a fine local pub for refreshments after your walk.
This circular walk from the village takes you up to Shipton Hill. The hill stands at a height of 170 metres and lies just to the north east of the village. You can follow a mixture of quiet country lanes and public footpaths up to the hill summit where you'll find a trig point and some pleasant views over the surrounding countryside.

Postcode

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

Shipton Gorge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shipton Gorge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Shipton Gorge

  • Bridport - This varied circular walk from the town takes you to several of the highlights of the area including the delightful quay at West Bay, Bothenhampton Hill, the River Brit and the River Asker
  • West Bay to Seatown - A lovely section of the Jurassic Coast between the Dorset villages of West Bay and Seatown
  • Circular Walk from West Bay Dorset - Enjoy some splendid coastal views on this walk from the village of West Bay in Dorset
  • Eggardon Hill - Climb to this Iron Age hill fort and enjoy wonderful views over Marshwood Vale on this hilltop walk near Bridport.
    The walk starts from the roadside parking area shown on the google street view link below
  • Golden Cap Estate - Enjoy miles of beautiful woodland, countryside and coastal walking trails in this stunning section of the Dorset AONB. The Golden Cap Estate is located between Bridport and Charmouth on the Dorset coast
  • Colmers Hill - Enjoy a climb to Colmers Hill and enjoy wonderful views over the Dorset countryside and coast
  • Burton Bradstock - 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
  • Lamberts Castle to Coneys Castle - Enjoy wonderful views over Dorset's beautiful Marshwood Vale on this circular walk near Bridport
  • Symondsbury - This pretty village lies just to the west of the town of Bridport in Dorset
  • Littlebredy - This delightful village in Dorset is a lovely place for an easy stroll.
  • Powerstock Common - This pretty nature reserve is located close to the town of Bridport in Dorset

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village the New Inn is a nice place for some post exercise rest and refreshment. The village pub serves fine food and a has a good selection of ales. There's also a lovely garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Shipton Road at postcode DT6 4LT for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The hill and country trails are ideal for fit dogs. The New Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Photos

View of Shipton Gorge village - geograph.org.uk - 2101701

View of Shipton Gorge village

Shipton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 94283

Shipton Hill. On the hill is evidence of a prehistoric settlement

Summit of Shipton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1125926

Summit of Shipton Hill. View NW with the trig point in the foreground and the strip lynchets at Loders in the distance.

Parish Church, Shipton Gorge - geograph.org.uk - 1022206

View south from Brook Street, Shipton Gorge, Dorset across cottage gardens to St Martin's parish church

Farmland near Shipton Gorge - geograph.org.uk - 325939

Farmland near Shipton Gorge

View North From Shipton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1125925

View North From Shipton Hill. The hill is one of the highest and most prominent hills in the area visible from a considerable distance. In the middle is the unnamed copse above Uploders Farm and beyond are the strip lynchets between Loders and Uploders.

Shipton Gorge, St. Martin's Church - geograph.org.uk - 1369755

St. Martin's Church. The church sits on a hill overlooking the main street with some splendid views across the countryside from its elevated position. The noteworthy building includes an early 15th century tower and a 13th century font.

GPS Files

GPX File

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