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Cycling in West Dorset

Enjoy cycling around West Dorset with cycle routes and maps

These include two National Cycle Network routes, the off road Wessex Ridgeway trail and various cycle routes designed to help you pedal and eat your way around West Dorset's beautiful landscape and discover our delicious local produce along the way.

  • National Cycle Network Route 2

    This 30 mile route is from Dorchester to Lyme Regis.

  • Cycling routes in West Dorset National Cycle Network Route 26

    The entire route covers approximately 28 miles and is manageable in a day, but you can do as much or as little as you please. The route includes the towns of Dorchester and Sherborne and many pretty villages along the way.

  • West Dorset View - Dave Pollard Wessex Ridgeway

    The Wessex Ridgeway Trail is a magnificent ridge-top route crossing Dorset's rural heartland. The trail offers vistas across the county and breathtaking views far beyond. The majority of the route straddles a long chalk ridge but in places is broken up by small rounded hills and secluded valleys. Each section of the trail has its own unique identity and its delights to explore.

  • istock - cyclists in silhouette Frome Valley Trail

    Starting at Evershot, the second highest village in Dorset the route meanders close to the River Frome towards Poole Harbour. This cycling route passes through Chilfrome, Maiden Newton, Bradford Peverell, Charminster and Dorchester. Along the way a wealth of wildlife found in and beside the river can be seen. This includes the iridescent flash of a Kingfisher, the bright yellow Marsh Marigold, Water Crowfoot and Brown Trout. At present the trail finishes at Dorchester but there are plans to extend the route to Poole Harbour.

  • St Catherine's Chapel, Abbotsbury The West Dorset Pedal

    Five bike rides to help you explore, taste and enjoy the landscape.

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