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Joy, Sales & Marketing Director:
‘Up to St. Catherine’s Chapel. Beautiful across the fields and you can go into the chapel on the hill.
Walk through the pretty Dorset village of Abbotsbury, pay a visit to its tropical gardens and the sanctuary of mute swans. On your way to St. Catherine’s chapel you will pass the ruins of the great Abbotsbury Abbey dating back to XI century. The monks of this abbey built a retreat and a place of pilgrimage – St. Catherine’s Chapel in XIV century. It offers stunning views across Dorset countryside as well as the Isle of Portland, Chesil beach and Lyme Bay.’
Fiona, Property Acquisition Manager:
‘One of my favourite walks is Langdon Woods and Golden Cap.
This is my favourite walk as you get to see fantastic Dorset countryside, a magical ancient forest and glimpses of the sea as well, and the bonus at the end of the walk if you climb up to the top of Golden Cap is that you get a fantastic view of the entire Jurassic Coast along to Portland on one side and along to Lyme Regis and beyond on the other. Highly recommended!’
Hayley, Marketing Photographer:
‘It’s very hard to choose a favourite walk with so many to choose from.
Rodwell Trail is a short walk from Wyke Regis to the town centre of Weymouth. Accessible for all ages and abilities, suitable for scooters, bicycles and mobility scooters, it’s a lovely nature trail to spot wildlife.
Tout Quarry in the Isle of Portland is another favourite walk for us as the kids and dogs love it. The kids love finding all the sculptures and carvings and there are lots of places to explore and hide. The dogs love a game of hide and seek.’
Angela, Weekend Property Manager:
‘My favourite place now is The Sculpture by Lakes at Pallington, 6 miles East of Dorchester.
This place has so much to offer for a lovely walk, beautiful gardens with artwork. It has a lovely café with a locally sourced (wherever possible) menu! There is a beautiful relaxing outside space for eating on a nice day with deckchairs for contemplating and admiring the views. They also run various courses in the barns – make sure to check for opening hours in the autumn.’
Giedre, Marketing Coordinator:
‘The South West Coast path around the Isle of Portland – explore the uniqueness of the island and watch the migrating birds in autumn. The stone of the island has been used extensively in major public buildings in London such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.
Start near the Chesil beach centre and follow the path around the isle which is a gem to relax and forget about daily routine. Rugged cliffs, waves crashing to the shore, hidden coves and dramatic views will keep you entertained the whole journey. I tend to go off the path most of the times, go down from the cliff and dip in the sea. If you have a chance, explore the quarries now turned in to nature reserves. The main attractions along the way are Portland Bill Lighthouse (there are 3 lighthouses in total and one of them is a Bird Watching Observatory), Chesil Cove with the striking and beautiful Rufus Castle, XIII century church ruins and Portland Museum with many fossils to look at.’
As it’s autumn, make sure you wear appropriate clothes and boots. Why not venture on one of our walks? Let us know about your experience by tagging us on social media or just send us an email. We always love to hear from you!