Discover on route

Bridport is an ideal place to shop and pick up a picnic to eat on your route or try out one of the many acclaimed restaurants and bistros.

From Bridport you will pedal out to the isolated villages hidden in the secret Marshwood Vale under the shadow of the ancient hill forts of Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill.

Follow the River Brit through idyllic villages like Netherbury and Symondsbury. Look out for the beautifully restored traditional Dorset fingerposts pointing the way.

Finish up at West Bay for locally caught fish and chips, sitting on the beach, listening to the waves break on the pebbles of Chesil Bank and watching the sunset.

A handy guide and map

To help you discover the great tastes of Dorset and make the most of your day, download our guide to what you might see and taste along the way.

Essential information

This route follows mainly minor roads but is not signposted – you will need an OS map to follow the route.

You can hire a bike at Bridport Cycles in Symondsbury.

Getting there

Start your ride in Bridport, which can be reached on the A35 from Dorchester or Axminster direction.

For further public transport information, including route planner, visit

Further information

More things to do
The Visit Dorset website is a good place to go for accommodation, events and ideas of places to go if staying in Dorset