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    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Abbotsbury
    Highlights Views
    • Ample parking on site
    • Charge for parking
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    OS Map Reference SY560849
    Top Species
    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Beach car park 50° 39' 33.1848" N, 2° 37' 25.6836" W

    Take the B3157 Weymouth to Bridport coast road. At the western edge of Abbotsbury is a turning towards the sea signposted to the sub-tropical gardens. Turn down this road, pass the entrance to the gardens and at the end of the road there is the beach car park. Your walk starts from here.

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort descending Description
    Styles There are a couples of styles on the route

    Styles over fences are not necessarily a hazard unless, of course, you are less mobile than you once were and have difficulty crossing them. They can also be quite high sometimes and occasionally one encounters a wooden style in need of repair.

    Rough Ground There is some rough walking in parts around the southern side of the hill

    Nature reserves exist for the wildlife and plants that are found there and are not always visitor friendly, especially some smaller reserves. The ground on some reserves can be very rough going even when there are paths present and would not be passable by those who are less mobile.

    Nearby Sites: 

    These are sites near to the one you selected. Distances given are VERY approximate! Click any photograph to go to the full details of that site.

    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles

      The famous swannery at Abbotsbury and the nearby tropical gardens


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles

      I have only had a very quick visit to this site so can only say the views alone are worth a visit


    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles

      A large shingle beach to one side with reed bed and damp pasture behind


    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles

      The area around the Hardy Monument above Portesham with nice walks and some of the best coastal views in the county


    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles

      A favourite wintering place for waders and wildfowl as well as a good site for flowers and insects in summer.