Bridport Outdoor Pursuits

The Bridport area has an eclectic mix of outdoor pursuits be it a leisurely round of golf overlooking Lyme Bay or walking with donkeys in the Dorset countryside.


The Bridport area is criss crossed with many footpaths and trails that are there for all to enjoy and explore the wonders of the Dorset Countryside. Historical and literary links abound in this reagion with The Monarchs Way – used by Charles II as an escape route and The Hardy Trail to name but two……and not forgetting the South West Coast Path along the Jurassic Coast


Cycling is a very popular pastime for the occasional participant or the serious tour riders. There are many tracks and trails that will are waiting to be discovered around Dorset which lend themselves to the family fun ride or to the hard core enthusiast. Here are a few routes to enjoy while on holiday.

Jurassic Electric

As well as exploring the beauty of West Dorset, these electric bike tours include opportunities to learn more about the area’s vibrant history and sample some of its renowned local produce. Every tour is led by a knowledgeable and qualified guide.

Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club

Located above West Bay, this is an 18 hole, 6213 yard, cliff top links style golf course. The golf club was founded in 1891, making it the oldest in Dorset. Enjoy stunning views across Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach while you play.

West Bay Canoes

Guided canoe trips from West Bay along the River Brit suitable for all the family. Enjoy our blog of a “Trip up the River Brit”.

Boat trips and Fishing Trips

Lyme Bay Rib – a fast blast to get the adrenaline pumping or a gentle cruise are both available for all the family to enjoy. Take a trip out on one of the charter boats operating from the harbour. A variety are on offer from a short mackerel fishing trip to an all day deep sea option. Try Dawn Mist, Jolly Dodger, Ruby J or Channel Warrior, bookings can be made at The Angling Centre in West Bay


Lyme Bay offers great reef and wreck diving for the beginner and the experienced diver. There are fifteen reefs, ten shipwrecks, three submarines and an American Flying Fortress to explore.

Broadchurch Walking Tour

A tour through West Bay showing you the locations used throughout the series.

UK Llamas

Llama and Alpaca trekking in the Dorset Countryside – strange but true!

Donkey walking

Walk the country lanes and paths around Beaminster with a donkey and stop for a pub lunch or a cream tea.

If you like to know before you go, visit these great websites to enhance your stay in Dorset: South West Coast PathJurassic CoastFossil HuntingVisit Dorset and i Coast.

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