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For information on walking and cycling, please see the indivudal web pages.

Public freshwater lakes
Mangerton Valley Course Fishing Lake  - Bradpole, Dorset - 01308 458482 - Less than half a mile away
Mangerton Mill - Bradpole, Dorset - 01308 485224 - Trout Fishing March - December, less than half a mile away
Wessex Fly Fishing - Laurences Farm, Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset - 01305 848460 - 5 lakes stocked with Rainbow Trout
Hermitage Lakes - Dorchester - 01963 210556 - Many varities
Pallington Lakes - Tincleton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QU - 01305 849333 - Carp Fishing
Revels Fishery - Cosmore, Dorset - 01300 345301 - 9 lakes stocked with 18 different species of fish
Flowers Farm Trout Lakes - Hilfield, Dorset DT2 7BA - 01300 341351

Marine fishing
There are many Sea Fishing vessels that run from Lyme Regis that work throughout the year. Trips range from Deep Sea, Charters, Pleasure Trips and Trips for children/groups. For a complete list please see the Lyme Regis website

West Bay offers harbour fishing on the Jurassic Pier and East Piers in designated areas. The West Bay Fishing Jetty is near to completion also, a specially built pier for coastal fishing. Crab fishing is also permitted within the Harbour itself. Trips from West Bay on the 'Dawn Mist' and the 'Tia Maria' are bookable through The Tackle Shop - 01308 428226

The Dorset countryside is perfect for cycling - you can bring your own with you (we have secure stables to store bicycles in), hire bicycles from local shops or use our bicycles to explore the surrounding area. We also have an area for cleaning bicycles after use and the laundry room can be used to clean fabric items.

Revolutions - 21 West Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3QN - I01308 420586 - Buy, hire and bike repairs

Wolfendale Golf Course - Charminster, Dorset DT2 7SG - 01305 260186 - 18 hole course with practice course and equipment hire, open to the public
Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club - The Clubhouse, Burton Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4PS - 01308 421095
Lyme Regis Golf Club - Timber Hill, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3HQ - 01297 442963


West Bay (approximately 10 minutes drive away) is known as the "Bay of a Thousand Wrecks" and offers spectacular wreck diving opportunities. Many of the charter fishing boats running from Lyme Regis also offer Diving Trips. Blue Turtle is one such company.

Horse Riding

Kempstone Stables - Kempstone, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5JQ - 01929 480490 - Beach and Forest Riding
Pound Cottage Riding Centre, Luccombe Farm, Milton Abbas, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0BD - 01258 880057


Karting Outdoor - Clay Pigeon Raceway, Wardon Hill, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9PW - 01935 83713

Leisure Centres

Bridport Leisure Centre - Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5LN - 01308 427464
Thomas Hardy Leisure Centre - Coburg Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2HT - 01305 266772
St Osmonds Community Sports Centre - Barmes Way, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2DZ - 01305 756472

Second Wind - 10 Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6PU - 01305 835301- Offering kayak tours of the Jurassic Coast
Click here  for a comprehensive geological history of the South Coast.

Dorset has a fantastic history which can be studied in many locations:
The Council website gives good information on current studies in the area and tips on such practices as metal detecting
Dorset Coast Forums are a local group who organise all manner of events across Dorset. Events include guided walks, talks and demonstrations.

Located just a few miles from the Jurassic Coast, we are perfectly positioned for fossil hunting groups and individuals. More information can be found at:

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