On this page we give you an idea of the variety of things to do in the immediate and surrounding area. For up to date details of events and other places to visit, please see either of the following:

Due to Corona virus lots of local events have been cancelled this year, please refer to West Dorset What's On page for up to date news

Fossil Hunting and Beaches –
Charmouth Heritage Centre, Fossil Walks, Rockpool Rambles
Lyme Regis Museum, Fossil Walks,
Sandy beaches at Lyme Regis, Weymouth & Charmouth East Beach. Most of the rest of the coastline between Weymouth and Lyme Regis is the Chesil Beach which is made up of various sizes of pebbles.

Walking -
We have detailed maps to loan of lots of lovely walks from the farm and around the area. The coastal path offers testing walking with fabulous views.
Dorset Wildlife Trust give suggested walks:
Here are details of the popular Wessex Ridgeway and others:

Cycling –
Try an electric bike tour along the stunning Jurassic Coast or in the charming Marshwood Vale with award-winning Jurassic Electric Bikes.
Here are details about Dorset’s cycle routes

Picture by Neil Barnes Picture by mpws Picture by Neil Barnes Picture by Neil Barnes

Riding –
Bidlake Farm near Bridport, Jo Forsey
We suggest you book prior to arrival as stables get very booked up in the holiday season. You will need to let them know the riders age, height, weight and any experience. Don’t worry if you are a beginner they will have riding hats for loan.

Fishing –
Course Fishing is available at New House Farm and Highway Farm. Both on the edge of Bridport, these are both run by personal friends of mine and like riding stables can get booked up so it is worth booking prior to arrival.
Sea Fishing on the coast
Fishing off boats, West Bay
Fishing off boats, Lyme Regis, Harry May

Houses and Gardens –
Mapperton, just outside Beaminster
Forde Abbey, near Chard
Athelhampton, near Dorchester
Montacute House, near Yeovil
Barrington Court, near Ilminster
National Trust Dorset - this will show all the places to visit and the coastal car parks free to members.

Annual Shows and Events –
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
Bath and West Show, nr. Shepton Mallet
Sherborne Castle Country Fair
Abbotsbury Swannery Cygnets (baby swans) hatching
Beaminster Festival
RNLI Lifeboat Week, Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival
Bridport Carnival and Tourchlight Porcession
Melplash Show, Bridport
The Great Dorset Steam Fair, Nr. Blandford
Dorchester Show
Bridport Hat Festival

Museums –
National Aviation Museum, near Yeovil
Bovington Tank Museum, near Wareham
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford
Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis
Beaminster Museum,
Bridport Museum,