Best riding N.S.E.W of Bridport?

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  • down in Bridport, Dorset for 3 nights next month…

    looking at a couple of days of biking, where should I head to?

    bump, no one?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Wot’s wrong with the Purbecks?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Apologies, didn’t realise it was that distance. 😳

    I can drive to it, if its worth it…

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    The Purbecks are fantastic and there’s some folk on here who can advise the best routes. There’s been a few Forum rides there and most of us went across on the ferry.

    Ferry?, jeeeeez this is becoming epic
    🙂

    Premier Icon Moe
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    Wouldn’t go too far South! 😉

    Wasn’t really an Mtb’er when I lived down there but I know there are a lot of woodland paths inland of Branscombe (Nr Seaton), a bit of biking terrain around Ham Hill (East of Crewkerne) and there are some nice tracks (and hills) North of Dorchester (Cerne Abbas/Sydling St Nicholas area).

    robbonzo
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    I would say you have to go to Puddletown forest, not that far, great singletrack, DH, not all easy to find but defo worth a visit.

    Premier Icon Moe
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    He’s already on the right side for Purbecks but still a bit of a trek up the coast.

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    OK, just had a look at my Dorset mtb guide book – one route starts from West Bay Bridport and takes in Eggardon Hill, there’s a couple that start from Beaminster, another starting in Bridport along Hell Lane, a Jurassic Coast Ride starting from near Bridport.

    The book is a good few years old so hopefully someone with local knowledge can advise.

    Let me know if you want more info!

    Oh and the ferry is a chain thingy that starts near Sandbanks.

    Premier Icon TPTcruiser
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    Forget riding on the first night and drink Palmer’s ales? With an OS map.
    Mother in Law used to live there. Did plenty of walks but nothing on two wheels. Paths took us on quite a few bridleways so routes available.
    Not much due south, coastal footpath off limits to cycles, erosion issues and caravan parks.
    East towards Weymouth has Abbotsbury, quite nice and Dorchester. MTB UK did a route around Maiden Castle (search here for a strand of comments, a year or more ago, I think it was the opposite way to the enjoyable route).

    cheers people…

    something from bridport one day would be good, then maybe the purbecks as a follow up

    patentlywill
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    There’s some good coast/ridgeway rides in the area above abbots bury. Also take a look at this website. Mud Sweat and Gears

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