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Osmington Roman Walk

Bowleaze Coveway Car Park, Osmington Mills DT3 6PW, England
+44 1392 383560
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Undemanding section of SWCP

This walk came towards the end of our six days completing the SWCP from St. Ives to Poole. It is... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
One_of_the_BOFs
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Coastal walk delight

A fabulous walk along the coastal path! Beautiful sea breeze, across undulating fields. Varying... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
HilaryGU25
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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A brief expedition - 4.7 miles - through many layers of Dorset history, including a Roman temple and villa, as well as a chalk horse carved into the hillside, carrying George III away from Weymouth. There is evidence of ancient agricultural methods at Osmington, and the manor here was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, while its thatched smugglers' inn dates from the thirteenth century. Children will love the white horse and the foundations of the Roman villa. There are some gentle climbs and descents but nothing too strenuous.
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Bowleaze Coveway Car Park, Osmington Mills DT3 6PW, England
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

This walk came towards the end of our six days completing the SWCP from St. Ives to Poole. It is relatively easier than some other sections which actually gives you more time to admire the views and appreciate nature’s beauty around you.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

A fabulous walk along the coastal path! Beautiful sea breeze, across undulating fields. Varying conditions underfoot, including some very muddy parts after recent rains and with heavy soil. Quite steep in parts, although not for long periods of time. Rabbits (and a hare) along the...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Camped up in Rosewall campsite just above The Smugglers Inn Osmington Mills for 2 days:) 1st day went left what a wonderful walk, ( need good walking shoes/boots) through to Bat Cove via Ringstead (nice little cafe kiosk) and overlooked Durdle Door before heading back...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a walk I have done many times since retiring, and is a good work out. Leave your car at The Smugglers and take the steep climb towards Ringstead. From then on it is quite undulating, the first climb being the stiffest. On the...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

Beautiful walk along the coastal path, fields and small villages. Amazing views and nice meeting with animals (donkey, horse, sheep, pig, deer)

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

We found this walk on the smugglers inn website and decided to give it a go. It was a 6km walk starting and finishing at the Smugglers, via Ringstead. A bit hilly as you would expect in places, but a super walk. Great coastal views,...More

2  Thank madmumof3
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Reviewed April 30, 2016

We walked from Osmington to Ringstead . Beautiful scenery . Wear good shoes for walking. On our return to Osmington we had a well deserved meal & drink at The Smugglers Inn

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Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best coastline and views over Weymouth worth searching out...plenty of coastal erosion in evidence but path well maintained

1  Thank St4ontour
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great place for a walk and to see the country side, but nothing special. Just rolling hills built by the Roman's, and that's about it. Make sure you have good footwear as it is pretty hilly in parts. I didn't see any facilities (not that...More

2  Thank thespgtraveler
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