The 30 nearest easy to follow walks, routes & maps to UK Postcode DT6

The 30 walks nearest to the geographic centre of UK Postcode DT6.

Towns, villages and locations covered by UK Post Code DT6 include:

Bettiscombe - Birdsmoor Gate - Bothenhampton - Bradpole - Bridport - Broadoak - Burton Bradstock - Charmouth - Chideock - Chilcombe - Dottery - Eype - Fishpond Bottom - Loders - Marshalsea - Marshwood - Melplash - Morcombelake - Netherbury - Nettlecombe - North Poorton - Pilsdon - Powerstock - Ryall - Salwayash - Seatown - Shipton Gorge - South Bowood - Symondsbury - Uploders - Walditch - Waytown - West Bay - West Milton - Whitchurch Canonicorum - Wootton Fitzpaine

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The 30 nearest easy to follow walks, routes & maps to UK Postcode DT6

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Walk do103 Eggardon Hill from Askerwell

Impressive Hill Fort

Route Summary: Askerwell, Eggardon Hill (Iron Age Fort), Haydon Down, Askerwell.

Length: 9km (5.5 miles) | Ascent: 192m (630ft) | Allow at least: 2.75hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk do118 Abbotsbury Castle and Chesil Beach from West Bexington

Magnificent views

Route Summary: West Bexington, Tulks Hill, Abbotsbury Castle (Iron Age Fort), The South West Coast Path, Chesil Beach, West Bexington.

Length: 7.5km (4.75 miles) | Ascent: 247m (811ft) | Allow at least: 2½ hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk do141 Abbotsbury Castle, West Bexington and Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury

Superb views

Route Summary: Abbotsbury, The Macmillan Way, Abbotsbury Plain, The South Dorset Ridgeway, Abbotsbury Castle (Iron Age Fort), Tulks Hill, West Bexington, The South West Coast Path, Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury.

Length: 13km (8.25 miles) | Ascent: 326m (1070ft) | Allow at least: 4 hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk do128 Littlebredy from Abbotsbury

Superb views

Route Summary: Abbotsbury, The Macmillan Way, Abbotsbury Plains, Borad Coppice, Gorwell Farm, Kingstone Russel Stone Circle, Tenants Hill, Littlebredy, Topparts Dairy, The South Dorset Ridgeway, White Hill (Abbotsbury), Abbotsbury.

Length: 11.5km (7.25 miles) | Ascent: 353m (1158ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk do111 Abbotsbury Castle and Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury

Superb views

Route Summary: Abbotsbury, The Macmillan Way, Abbotsbury Plain, The South Dorset Ridgeway, Abbotsbury Castle (Iron Age Fort), Tulks Hill, Labour In Vain Farm, East Bexington Farm, The South West Coast Path, Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury.

Length: 10km (6.25 miles) | Ascent: 303m (994ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk do110 Melbury Osmond and Melbury Park from Evershot

In the footsteps of Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Route Summary: Evershot, Paradise Wood, Evershot Plantation, Banger's Moor, Sares Wood, Lucerne Lake, Melbury Park, The Macmillan Way, Melbury Osmond, Lower Barton, Melbury House, Evershot.

Length: 8km (5 miles) | Ascent: 170m (558ft) | Allow at least: 2½ hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk do122 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Great Hill from Martinstown (or Winterbourne St Martin)

Fine ridge walk with expanding views

Route Summary: Martinstown (or Winterborne St Martin), Grove Hill Bottom, Great Hill, South Dorset Ridgeway, Corton Down, Bronkham Hill, Jubilee Trail, Blackdown, Smitten Corner, Black Down (Hardy Monument), Bronkham Hill, Pen Barn Farm, Grove Hill Bottom, Martinstown (or Winterborne St Martin).

Length: 11km (7 miles) | Ascent: 316m (1037ft) | Allow at least: 3½ hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk do105 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Corton Down from Martinstown (or Winterbourne St Martin)

Fine ridge walk with expanding views

Route Summary: Martinstown (or Winterborne St Martin), Four Barrows Farm, Great Hill, South Dorset Ridgeway, Corton Down, Bronkham Hill, Jubilee Trail, Blackdown, Smitten Corner, Black Down (Hardy Monument), East Rew Farm, Rew Manor, Martinstown (or Winterboune St Martin).

Length: 11.5km (7.25 miles) | Ascent: 258m (847ft) | Allow at least: 3½ hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk do114 Stinsford and Hardy's Cottage from Higher Bockhampton

The heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex

Route Summary: Higher Bockhampton, Stinsford, Lower Bockhampton, Kingston Maurward, Duddle Heath, Bhompston Heath, Puddleton Heath, Hardy's Cottage (Thomas Hardy's Birthplace), Thorncombe Wood, Higher Bockhampton.

Length: 7.5km (4.75 miles) | Ascent: 152m (499ft) | Allow at least: 2.25hrs | Grade: 2 (Easy)

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Walk do108 Stinsford, Puddletown Forest and Hardy's Cottage from Higher Bockhampton

The heart of Wessex

Route Summary: Higher Bockhampton, Stinsford, Lower Bockhampton, Kingston Maurward, River Frome, Duddle Heath, Castle Hill, Beacon Corner, Beacon Hill, Puddletown Forest, Hardy's Cottage (Thomas Hardy's Birthplace), Higher Bockhampton.

Length: 11.5km (7.25 miles) | Ascent: 196m (643ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk do133 Hardy's Cottage and Puddletown Forest from Higher Bockhampton

The heart of Wessex

Route Summary: Higher Bockhampton, Thorncombe Wood, Hardy's Cottage (Thomas Hardy's Birthplace), Bhompston Heath, Duddle Heath, Castle Hill, Beacon Corner, Beacon Hill, Puddletown Forest, Hardy's Cottage (Thomas Hardy's Birthplace), Higher Bockhampton.

Length: 8km (5 miles) | Ascent: 171m (561ft) | Allow at least: 2½ hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk do139 Athelhampton from Tolpuddle

A stroll through history

Route Summary: Tolpuddle, Southover Heath, Clyff Copse, Tincleton Hang, Cowpound Wood, Athelhamton, Park Farm, Tolpuddle.

Length: 8.5km (5.25 miles) | Ascent: 98m (322ft) | Allow at least: 2.25hrs | Grade: 2 (Easy)

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Walk do101 Swyre Head and The Jurassic Coast from Durdle Door

Coastal walk to a superb Limestone arch

Route Summary: Durdle Door Car Park, Daggers Gate, The Warren, Chaldon Down, The South West Coast Path, West Bottom, Middle Bottom, Bat's Hole, Bat's Head, The Jurassic Coast, Swyre Head, Scratchy Bottom, Durdle Door, Durdle Door Car Park.

Length: 8.5km (5.25 miles) | Ascent: 376m (1234ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk do126 Ringstead Bay, Durdle Door and The Jurassic Coast from Lulworth Cove

Coastal walk to a superb Limestone arch

Route Summary: Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth, Durdle Door Caravan Park, Newlands Farm, Daggers Gate, The Warren, Chaldon Down, Ringstead Bay, The Jurassic Coast, The South West Coast Path, White Nothe, Whitenothe Cottage, West Bottom, Middle Bottom, Bats Hole, Bats Head, Swyre Head, Scrtachy Bottom, Durdle Door, St Oswald's Bay, Hambury Tout, Dungy Head, Stair Hole,.

Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 363m (1191ft) | Allow at least: 4½ hrs | Grade: 5 (Moderate)

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Walk do115 Corfe Castle and Houns Tout Cliffs from Worth Matravers

Iconic Castle and Cliffs

Route Summary: Worth Matravers, Swanworth Quarry, The Purbeck Way, Coomb Bottom, Corfe Common, Corfe Castle, Corfe Common, Kingston, Houns-tout-Cliffs, The South West Coast Path, North Hill, West Hill, Renscombe Farm, Worth Matravers.

Length: 15km (9.5 miles) | Ascent: 423m (1388ft) | Allow at least: 5 hrs | Grade: 5 (Moderate)

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Walk do142 St Aldhelm's Head (St Alban's Head) from Worth Matravers

One short, steep ascent to magnificent views

Route Summary: Worth Matravers, The South West Coast Path, Emmetts Hill, St Aldhelm's (St Alban's) Head, St Aldhelm's Chapel, National Coastwatch Station St Alban's Head, West Man, Winspit, Winspit Bottom, Worth Matravers.

Length: 7.5km (4.75 miles) | Ascent: 230m (754ft) | Allow at least: 2½ hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk so109 Black Hill (Quantocks) and Hurley Beacon from Holford

Superb views

Route Summary: Holford, Holford Combe, Lower Hare Knap, Higher Hare Knap, Black Hill (Quantocks), Hurley Beacon, Halsway Soggs, Halsway Post, Thorncombe Hill, Black Ball Hill, Thorncombe Barrow, Weacombe Hill, Bicknoller Post, Beacon Hill (Quantocks), Longstone Hill, Alfoxton Park, Holford.

Length: 12.5km (7.75 miles) | Ascent: 385m (1264ft) | Allow at least: 4.25hrs | Grade: 5 (Moderate)

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Walk de134 Stockleigh Pomeroy and Raddon Hills from Shobrooke

Fine views from a less travelled part of Devon

Route Summary: Shobrooke, Shobrook Lake, Coombe Barton, Stockleigh Wood, Parsonage Copse, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Stong's Brake, Raddon Hills, Raddon Court, West Raddon, Exeter Hill Cross, Shobrooke.

Length: 11km (6.75 miles) | Ascent: 368m (1208ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk so106 Haddon Hill and Wimbleball Lake from Bury

Superb views followed by a river side stroll

Route Summary: Bury, River Haddeo, Hartford Bottom, Hartford Lodge, Pulham River, Upton Dam, Wimbleball Lake, Haddon Hill, Hadborough (Haddon Hill), Hadborough Plantation, Haddon Farm, Bury.

Length: 9km (5.75 miles) | Ascent: 330m (1083ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk so110 Beacon Batch from Cheddar Gorge

A stroll in the Mendips

Route Summary: Cheddar Gorge, Black Rock Nature Reserve, Long Wood Nature Reserve, Tyning's Farm, Beacon Batch (Mendip Hills), Charterhouse, Velvet Bottom Nature Reserve, Black Rock Nature Reserve, Cheddar Gorge.

Length: 12km (7.5 miles) | Ascent: 200m (656ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk so114 Buckland Dinham and Great Elm from Mells

Lovely walk in gentle rolling hills & valleys

Route Summary: Mells, Wadbury Hill Fort, Mells Stream, Wadbury Valley, Great Elm, The Macmillan Way, Buckland Brook, Buckland Dinham, Clareham Lane, Hill House Farm, Conduit Bridge, Mells.

Length: 9.5km (5.75 miles) | Ascent: 183m (600ft) | Allow at least: 2.75hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk de138 Hound Tor (Bonehill Down) and Bowerman's Nose from Swallerton Gate

Lovely moorland walk to a famous feature

Route Summary: Swallerton Gate, Hound Tor (Bonehill Down), Hundaford Village, Greator Rocks, Becka Brook, Leighton Farm, Beckaford Bridge, New Bridge, Water, Hayne Cross, Hayne Down, Bowerman's Nose, Swine Down, Jay's Grave, Moorhayes Farm, Swallerton Gate.

Length: 10km (6.25 miles) | Ascent: 345m (1132ft) | Allow at least: 3½ hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk de103 The Teign Gorge from Dogmarsh Bridge

Popular gorge walk - and with good reason

Route Summary: Dogmarsh Bridge, The River Teign , The Teign Gorge, Sharp Tor, Fingle Bridge, Drewston Wood, Drewston Common, Hunting Gate, Piddletown Common, Castle Drogo, Hunter's Tor, Coombe, The River Teign, Dogmarsh Bridge.

Length: 8.5km (5.25 miles) | Ascent: 278m (912ft) | Allow at least: 3 hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk so152 Withypool Hill and River Barle from Withypool

An ancient stone circle & riverside stroll

Route Summary: Withypool, The Two Moors Way, Withypool Hill, Westwater Farm, Parsonage Down, River Barle, Tarr Steps, Knaplock Wood, Withypool.

Length: 14km (8.75 miles) | Ascent: 498m (1634ft) | Allow at least: 4.75hrs | Grade: 5 (Moderate)

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Walk so187 Dunkery Beacon and Stoke Pero from Luccombe

Exmoor's and Somerset's Highest Point

Route Summary: Luccombe, Luccombe Plantation, Webbers Post, Dicky's Path, Hollow Combe, Dunkery Beacon, Little Rowbarrow, Great Rowbarrow, Lang Combe Head, Cloutsham Gate, Stoke Pero Church, Prickslade, Cloutsham Farm, East Water Valley, Webbers Post, Horner Plantataion, Luccombe.

Length: 15km (9.5 miles) | Ascent: 621m (2038ft) | Allow at least: 5½ hrs | Grade: 6 (Moderate)

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Walk so132 Dunkery Beacon from Webbers Post

Exmoor's & Somerset's Highest Point

Route Summary: Webbers Post, Dicky's Path, Hollow Combe, Dunkery Beacon, Little Rowbarrow, Great Rowbarrow, Lang Combe Head, Cloutsham Gate, Cloutsham Farm, East Water Valley, Webbers Post.

Length: 11km (6.75 miles) | Ascent: 382m (1254ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk wi114 Salisbury Cathedral and The River Avon from Salisbury

Historic Salisbury

Route Summary: Salisbury, Poultry Cross, High Street Gate, Choristers Square, Salisbury Cathedral, The River Avon, Churchill Gardens, St Martin's Church, Salisbury.

Length: 3.5km (2.25 miles) | Ascent: 50m (164ft) | Allow at least: 1 hrs | Grade: 1 (Easy)

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Walk so121 Selworthy Beacon from Bossington

Stunning coastal views

Route Summary: Bossington, Allerford, Selworthy, Selworthy Beacon, The South West Coast Path, Hurlstone Combe, Hurlstone Point, Porlock Bay, Bossington.

Length: 9.5km (6 miles) | Ascent: 429m (1408ft) | Allow at least: 3½ hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk de115 Start Bay from Slapton Sands

Wild sea and nature reserve

Route Summary: Slapton Sands, The South West Coast Path, Slapton Ley, Start Bay, Lower Ley, Torcross, Limpet Rocks, Widdecombe House, Stokenham, Frittiscombe, Deer Bridge, Slapton Sands.

Length: 10km (6.25 miles) | Ascent: 304m (998ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk de133 Laughter Tor from Dartmeet

Lovely valley and open moorland

Route Summary: Dartmeet, East Dart River, Stepping stones, Walla Brook, Babeny Farm, East Dart River, Stepping Stones, Laughter Hole Farm, Laughter Tor, Dunnabridge Pound, West Dart River, River Swincombe, Hexworthy, Dartmeet.

Length: 11.5km (7.25 miles) | Ascent: 380m (1247ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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