Cycling & riding


The South Dorset Ridgeway is criss-crossed by a network of bridleways and quiet country lanes.

It is also part of the South West Coast Path national trail which provides a range of riding and cycling for all abilities.

Not to mention, if you do climb to the top of the Ridgeway you will be rewarded with some superb views over the Jurassic Coast and Dorset countryside!

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The South Dorset Ridgeway has great rides for everyone.

The area is also crossed by two National Cycle Network routes (NCN 2 & 26). Weymouth has excellent traffic-free cycle routes leading to Dorchester which provide many access points to the landscape along the way, especially at Upwey. 

Dorchester has excellent access to the Ridgeway via several routes including bridleways for off-road cyclists.

The traffic-free cycle lane along the Weymouth Relief Road to Upwey as well more challenging road cycling.

For more information on cycling in Dorset, including Cyclists Welcome Accomodation go to the Visit Dorset cycling page




The 17 miles of the Ridgeway itself is almost entirely bridleway.

For more information on riding in the area visit the excellent website and select the horse riding option.