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Abbotsbury

Dorset


Slow Ways linking Abbotsbury and Bridport, Chickerell, Dorchester, Maiden Newton

England / Dorset / Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 0/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Abbotsbury from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Abbotsbury—Chickerell
Abbchi one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 272m Descent 260m
Abbotsbury—Dorchester
Abbdor one Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 388m Descent 368m
Abbotsbury—Maiden Newton
Abbmai one Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 488m Descent 437m
Bridport—Abbotsbury
Briabb one Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 418m Descent 447m

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Collective progress

75% of Abbotsbury’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

4/4

drawn

4/4

reviewed

4/4

surveyed

0/4

verified

5 people have contributed to Abbotsbury’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Abbotsbury

59km out of 59km have been walked and reviewed

118km of reviews have been shared in Abbotsbury

Latest Updates

This is a good route and will work. Lovely....

christopher bennett

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Walked 30/08/2023 and there were some paths completely overgrown but with a walking app it was easy to take a short detour. The sections on roads were quiet and interesting to walk through the villages....

Jim Binning

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Helen Gough surveyed Abbdor one

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The route takes you out of Dorchester along tree lined residential avenues, and as soon as you leave town the view is dominated by the immense Maiden Castle, an iron age hill Fort. The route has been plotted along the field edge, but there is a well maintained wide path through the crops, so that's a minor plotting error. I missed one gate at Portesham Hill, as the route isn't quite aligned with the footpath there....

Helen Gough

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It is hilly but as it follows the MacMillan Way for the entire route, it is clearly signed and well maintained....

Helen Gough

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Helen Gough surveyed Abbchi one

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On Fleet Common Close to Chickerell, the route goes across a field, but the path has been diverted around the edge of the field. There is a pub in Langton Herring roughly half way through the walk....

Helen Gough

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Helen Gough surveyed Briabb one

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The most difficult section when I walked was between the fish farm and Lower Sturthill, so overgrown that I wasn't entirely sure where the path was....

Helen Gough

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It is a beautiful countryside route, only on paved roads at the very beginning and the final kilometers....

pmostert

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Abbotsbury

danravenellison surveyed Abbotsbury

View facilities

There are numerous stiles and on the day I walked there were cows in several fields. Extensive views over Chesil Beach....

Kay

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Abbotsbury—Chickerell

Slow Ways added Abbchi one, a new walk from Abbotsbury to Chickerell

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Abbotsbury—Dorchester

Slow Ways added Abbdor one, a new walk from Abbotsbury to Dorchester

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Abbotsbury—Maiden Newton

Slow Ways added Abbmai one, a new walk from Abbotsbury to Maiden Newton

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Bridport—Abbotsbury

Slow Ways added Briabb one, a new walk from Bridport to Abbotsbury

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Abbotsbury, Wed 24 April

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Abbotsbury’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SY5759885385

Lat / Lon

50.66657° / -2.60134°

Easting / Northing

357,598E / 85,385N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Abbotsbury's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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