SY6187 : South Dorset Ridgeway near Dorchester

taken 1 year ago, near to Portesham, Dorset, Great Britain

South Dorset Ridgeway near Dorchester
South Dorset Ridgeway near Dorchester
A view of the South Dorset Ridgeway, in August sunshine.
South Dorset Ridgeway

The South Dorset Ridgeway is part of the South West Coast Path National Trail and was the original route to be designated (the longer coastal route around Portland was only added in 2003). Providing an inland option or a circular route if combined with the coast, it runs 18 miles from West Bexington to Osmington Mills, decreasing the total distance from the coastal option of the South West Coast Path by 25 miles. Although it is some distance from the sea, it offers views of the Jurassic Coast.
The route also provides the opportunity to explore one of the UKs most significant ancient ceremonial landscapes. The South Dorset Ridgeway has been important to local people for millennia as shown by the extraordinary number of lumps and bumps - or historic monuments - that can still be seen along the ridge. From long and bank barrows constructed around 6,000 years ago in the Neolithic period, stone circles and 4,000 year old Bronze Age round barrows, to Iron Age hillforts.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 August, 2020   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths 
Ldp (from Tags)
South Dorset Ridgeway 
Sign (from Tags)
Public Bridleway 
Near (from Tags)
Weymouth  Dorchester (Dorset)  Martinstown  Winterborne St Martin  Portesham 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6197 8741 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.1056N 2:32.3811W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6197 8743
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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