Walks And Walking – Dorset Walks Abbotsbury Walking Route
This is a 8 mile circular walking route from our base at Lower Farm Cottages in Langton Herring near Weymouth up to Abbotsbury and a good look around Abbey Barn and Tythe, St Catherines Chapel and St Peters Abbey before heading back along the various Dorset country lanes to Langton Herring.
From our cottage at Lower Farm I walked left and climbed over the stile at the first public footpath signpost on the left and then walked the steep climb up the meadow to the top right hand corner. I climbed over the stile and then walked right along the Two Gates and Coast Path with the sea on my left hand side. I followed the feint track all the way down to the bottom right hand corner of the field through a gap by the stone wall in to the next field. I then followed the main track through a double gate walking right at the signpost to Coast Path Abbotsbury with the majority of this walk being very clearly signposted all the way to Abbotsbury.
I continued my walk crossing over 2 stiles to join a lane following the signposts to Abbotsbury and then right around the edge of the field crossing over another 2 stiles following the field edges crossing over another 3 stiles before a steep climb up the side of the stone wall all the way up to the stone stile with a stone slab signposted Coast Path Abbotsbury. If there were awards given out for the best British stile I think this one would be a well deserved winner!
I then walked slightly upwards and right to cross the next stile with a track cut through the bushes to cross another stone stile by the corn field and long grass following the way marker to Abbotsbury crossing over another stile and stone slab signposted Coast Path Abbotsbury Footpath with amazing views out to sea on my left hand side.
I continued my walk along the top of the fields with great views all around me before the track started to go downhill passed 2 waymarkers where I then walked left downhill at the next way marker and then looked up to see St Catherines Chapel in the distance. I then cross over the next stone stile on my left hand side and then right down to the next stile and the entrance to Abbotsbury Abbey Barn and Tythe following the signposts up the lane to the pond.
After a rest I continued my walk to Abbotsbury Village where I walked right and then right again to join the B3157 main road walking right down the lane to Elworth all the way down, walking left a the T-junction passing the old thatched cottaged on my left hand side, where I then walked right at the next T-junction through Rodden and back to our cottage at Lower Farm some 5 hours later.