Walkers Welcome in West Dorset-Lancombes House - 01308 485375 info@lancombes-house.co.uk

Lancombes House - 01308 485375

Walkers Welcome

We are accredited to the Visit Britain Walkers Welcome programme.

West Dorset is renowned for its hundreds of footpaths, over all types of terrain, which all invariably have beautiful views. Over the past decade, the County Council has invested heavily in signposts, new styles and clearing trails making it a walkers’ paradise. There are several direct from the House, with details in our Guest Information Folder.

The following books have local walks and copies are available to borrow:

West Dorset Walks

Hugh Stoker

ISBN 0 9508088 0 6

Wildtrack Walks in West Dorset

Hugh Stoker

ISBN 0 9508088 5 7

100 Walks in Dorset

Crowood Press

ISBN 1 85223 848 8

50 Walks in Dorset

AA Publishing

ISBN 0 7495 3338 2

Dorset Walks


ISBN 0 7117 05373 9

Dorset Short Walks


ISBN 0 7117 2429 6

Footpaths of Britain


ISBN 1 40545 829 1

Adventurous Pub Walks


ISBN 1 85306 784 9

1001 Walks in Britain

AA Publishing

ISBN 0 7495 4262 4

Walks Through Britain’s History

AA Publishing

ISBN 07495 3153 3

We are subscribers to Walking World , who hold an
excellent detailed library of local walks. Guests can let us know which specific walks they wish to try and we will download full details to await their arrival.

Some useful websites
www.swcp.org.uk     South West Coast Path
www.dynamicduo.co.uk/walking.htm   6 walks in the Cattistock area
http://homepages.tesco.net/~franbar/   15 Dorset walks
www.dorsetforyou/index.jsp?articleid=2463  Dorset County Council
www.dorsetwildlife.co.uk    Dorset Wildlife Trust       (3 sites within 3 miles of us)
www.dorsetaonb.org.uk    Area Of Natural Beauty site

Ordnance Survey
The Ordnance Survey provide maps of the surrounding area and possible walks. "OS Explorer" (1:25,000) Maps provde information of camping and caravaning sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected areas of intrest, Rights of Way information, National Trail and Recreational Path routes and selected tourist information. "Active OS Explorer" Maps have a special waxy coating on them to stop water damage or tearing, making them great for outdoor use. Explorer Maps that cover the Bridport and surrounding area include OL115, OL116 and OL117. OS Landranger Maps are 1:50,000 scale and give a broader view of the area, LM193 and LM194 cover to the East and West of Dorset as well as inland.

Lancombes House is at the edge of most charts but we have had an OS Select map produced which is centred on Lancombes House for your ease - these are available for purchase from us.

Other useful walking links
The CountrySide Access website ("Your gateway to Englands Countryside") is a wonderful site for walkers and ramblers - giving details of the Countryside Code, Rights of Way, Access for the Disabled, Right to Roam and Access Land and provides maps and routes across the UK (plus much more!). They can also be contacted on 0845 100 3298

Walks for Softies is an excellent site for 2-3 hour, easy to follow walks around Dorset.
The Country Walking website has thousands of downloadable walks in it's database.
The West Dorset District Council website also has information on walks.

Bridport and West Dorset Rambling Club meet every Saturday for organised walks that are open to the public - 01308 898002

If you have forgotten anything then there is a good Hiking Shop in Bridport:
Trekwise - 43 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX - 01398 456117

Lancombes Grid References
LandRanger: SY 500 969 GB Grid
UTM: 350024, 96913
Lat/Long (WGS84): N50:46:11 (50.769638) W2:42:36 (-2.710063)

Lancombes House has a laundry room where items of clothing can be washing and dried.

Arranging a group walking holiday?
If you are looking at arranging a group walking holiday in the beautiful Dorset countryside, please contact us for our Group Organisers Pack.