Baker's Arms Holiday Cottages

South Perrott, Dorset

This is an owners own site, run by Richard and Mary Torrens.

Places to visit - Walks and Hill forts

These are arranged in order of travel times from our cottages.

For abbreviations and colour codes, see the page
Notes on lists of Places to visit in Dorset, Somerset and Devon


These walks are compiled from various sources. We are gradually adding our own photographic details, so have a look at our photographic blogs of Walks and places to visit in and around West Dorset site.
PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
Dog friendly
ChedingtonVillage walk 2ST 488 05415yes
ChedingtonVillage walk1ST 488 05415yes
CorscombeVillage. Web site has walksSY 516 06748
CorscombeCircular Walk to Chelborough (4½ miles)ST 525 05348
EvershotMelbury Park (IPA, Deer Park)ST 573 046812
Evershot4½ mile walk, Melbury Park (IPA, Deer Park)ST 573 046812
Maiden NewtonR. Frome wet woodland walkSY 593 9791014
Thorncombe5m walk, Thorncombe and LaymoreST 375 033819
MontacuteLady's Walk (NT)ST 4962 1691919yes
Hambdon HillCountry park, Hill Fort (SSSI, NNR)ST 479 1721020yes
Powerstock5m walk, West Milton, Loscombe, North PoortonSY 517 9621121
West MiltonWalk South PoortonSY 5030 9630
ST 518W0 9784
FramptonTibbs HollowSY 619 9451321
FramptonHarry's Wood and Millennium GreenSY 619 9451321
West BayCoast, walk to Burton Bradstock and Hive BeachSY463 904
SY 492 888
CoatOpen access grassland and disused railway walkST 452 2041125yes
Burton BradstockCoastal area. Walks to West Bay and Hive Beach (NT)SY 48 891427yes
Hive BeachWalk to West BaySY 492 888
SY463 904
Shipton Gorge and Hill4½ mile walk - Shipton HillSY 498 9151431
Golden CapHighest point on South coast (NT)SY 384 93441532yes
Stonebarrow HillCliff top walk (NT)SY 381 9331835yes
Lyme RegisAxmouth to Lyme Regis undercliff (SSSI, NNR)SY 336 9201735yes
Thorncombe WoodsNature Reserve, Hardy's cottage, WoodsSY7269222135
PallingtonSculpture park and walksSY 786 9132441
Osmington MillsCoastal village. Pub, Rock pools, clifftop walksSY 735 8172844yes
Beer (Devon)Village. Walk to BranscombeSY 228 888
SY 207 881
EX12 3AJ2545yes
BranscombeCoastal village, walksSY 207 882
SY 230 892
EX12 3DW2747yes
Ottery St MaryTown, walk to Tipton St JohnSY 0940 9515
SY 0920 9176
Tipton St JohnWalk by river Otter. Scenic drive through Blackdown Hills and East DevonSY 0872 9210
SY 0940 9515
Hambledon HillHill Fort (NNR)ST 845 126311 hrs 1yes
Dancing LedgeNT walkSY 998 769
[SY 997 784 1400m]
471 hrs 14yes
Chapman's PoolWalk to baySY 956 770
[SY 964 775 1100m]
471 hrs 15yes
St Aldhelm's HeadWalk to ChapelSY 961 754
[SY 964 775 2000m]
471 hrs 15
BurleyNew Forest village, Lawn walksSU 214 028BH24 4AP591 hrs 25yes

Hill Forts

Dorset is full of historic Hill forts - many of which make excellent walks. There are also hill forts in Devon and Somerset. The National Trust own many of these and have produced a booklet: Dorset's Hillforts - A Visitors Guide
PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
Dog friendly
Waddon hillRoman fort (site of)ST 448 015512
Lewesdon HillOpen access, wooded hill fort. Dorset's highest point (NT)ST 437 014614yes
Hambdon HillCountry park, Hill Fort (SSSI, NNR)ST 479 1721020yes
Lambert's CastleHill fort. (SSSI, NT)SY 370 9881021yes
Eggardon HillHill Fort (SSSI)SY 541 947
[SY 550 948 700m]
Pilsdon PenHill fort. Open access. Dorset's 2nd highest. (NT)SY 414 0091124yes
Coney's CastleHill FortSY 371 9791224yes
Dogbury HillHill FortST 660 0521426yes
Castle NerocheNorman Motte and Bailey, Forest (FC)ST 273 1561730yes
Cadbury CastleHill fortST 628 2532334yes
Abbotstbury CastleHill Fort. (SSSI)?SY 562 862DT2 8522035yes
Maiden CastleHill Fort, largest in Britain. (EH)SY 672 8842136yes
Dumpton HillHill fortSY177 0422340yes
Blackbury CampHill Fort. (EH)SY 187 924EX24 6JE2547yes
Bulbarrow HilHill fortST 777 055DT11 0ER2550yes
Bindon HillHill fortSY 839 802BH20 5SA3352yes
Hod HillHill Fort (NT)ST 855 1063356yes
Badbury ringsHill fort, large, wooded. (NT)ST 964 030BH21 4DZ3956yes
Hambledon HillHill Fort (NNR)ST 845 126311 hrs 1yes
WatchetDaw's Castle (Hill Fort). (EH)ST 063 434401 hrs 11yes

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