Ringstead - Osmington Mills - Osmington Walk

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From the car park at Ringstead Bay, this super Dorset walk takes the SW Coast Path to Osmington Mills before going inland to visit the picturesque village of Osmington with its charming cottages, then returning on field- and woodland paths. Glorious views across Weymouth Bay from the coast path, undulating rich meadows, hills and valleys and quiet woodland paths, all combine to give a taste of wonderful and varied Dorset countryside.

England - South West England - Dorset - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

Had a lovely walk today and found Craigs Farm shop and cafe at Osmington which is about half way in the walk. Lovely place. https://www.craigsfarmdairy.co.uk

7/22/2016 - Ken Howard

We did the walk 20/7/2016 during the 30 degree heatwave! Ringstead carpark now £5.00 (There are toilets here too). Cooling breezes on the cliffs and stupendous views. Note during (5) the clifftop path divides with signposts. Take the r/hand path towards Osmington. At (8) Craig's Dairy on the main road has the most fabulous homemade icecream! At end of (10)at fence corner don't be afraid to strike hard left towards distant holiday cottages where you will pick up the path. Thanks as always for great walks. Ken Howard

7/1/2012 - Peter Harper

A fabulous walk with stunning views. Look out for the Osmington White Horse ahead and to your left as you go up the hill from the Holiday Park. I started my walk from the NT car park on South Down, giving a walk of about 8 miles with 900 ft of ascent. To do this, go through the gate at the end of the South Down car park, and follow the well signposted track down to Ringstead and the 'official' start of the walk. On the return leg, at the bend before Rinstead Bay car park, take the path left over a stile and across fields, ending with a stiff climb back to South Down.

3/7/2012 - David Wilkins

It was an absolutely beautiful walk on a stunning spring day and I didn't really mind seeing Preston Church instead of Osmington!

4/6/2009 - Walkingworld Administrator

Walked March 2009 by Roy Davenport and route is all fine.

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