Recommended Local Walks
(All Tried and Tested by 'The Management')
Take the coast road from Weymouth towards Bridport and after driving up the hill out of Abbotsbury take the first turning on your right signposted Ashley Chase. As you crest the hill there is sufficient space to park three or four vehicles on your left, park here and cross the road to a gate. The walk continues along the ridge of the hill for approximately one mile to a second gate (there are some wonderful views over Chesil Beach to Portland). After the second gate the walk branches, take the right hand fork and follow the track for half a mile down the hill into Abbotsbury village. This is a good oportunity to partake of a little refreshment at one of the hostelries or tea rooms in the village before retracing your steps back to your vehicle for the journey home. The whole walk is aproximately three miles. It is not necessary to negotiate the hill if you curtail your walk shortly after the second gate in which case the walk will be aproximately two miles long.