Lower Seatown - Seatown - Chideock - Eype

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The walk follows the coast path over Thorncombe Down, Doghouse Hill and Ridge Cliff to Chideock, then turn inland through Chideock before returning to Eype over Eype Down.

There are wonderful views in all directions from the coast path between Eype and Seatown. The views of Golden Cap (the highest cliff in southern England) and west towards Lyme Regis and the south-east coast of Devon, are especiallly good.

You also visit the village of Chideock and the agricultural land to the north of it before returning over Eype Down, from which you again have some great views. You must cross the very busy A35 twice and care is needed, though at the crossing point in Chideock the stream of traffic is normally moving very slowly.

England - South West England - Dorset - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
7/5/2019 - Don Hughes

The section between 8 and 9 now needs rework. The ordnance survey map is missing some footpaths and the bridleway shown on the 1:25k does not exist in the form documented. I think the instructions are right but it could do with two or three accurate GPS waypoints through Eype Down. Hopefully a local can do the walk and submit some amendments. I will be reporting the bridleway issue to OS maps and also West Dorset council in case it has been diverted and either the maps not yet updated, or a problem. Four stars. Would be five (the walk is GREAT) but Eype Down navigation is challenging.

8/18/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Waymarks 8 and 9 have been amended. Many thanks to Patrick Neill for the updates.

4/27/2010 - Judy Brua

Did this walk in April 2010. Directions good, but note previous comment, not to fork right too early at Waymark 8. Steep climb at the beginning, but the views are worth it!

8/12/2006 - Richard Martin

Did this walk on 10/08/2006. Highly recommended. Beautiful views of coast and inland too. Note that the gate at point 6 was missing - the place to turn left is where the left hand side fence ends. We also had trouble following the route just before point 9 (and ended up almost back at Thorncombe Beacon). Don't "fork right on narrower path" too early I suggest.