Osmington, White Horse Circular 




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4 miles


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An excellent 4 mile walk providing excellent views over Weymouth and Portland and the option to visit the famous ‘King George III on Horseback’ carving  on the Osmington hillside

The walk is detailed below and here if you wish to print it:


Osmington White Horse Circular Walk

How to get there: - Grid Reference 705836. On the way to Weymouth, about 1 mile after Osmington, turn right for Sutton Poyntz. Park on the road near or opposite The Springhead pub alongside the small river runs through the village.

Walk details:-

Proceed up the road past the pub and turn right up the lane at Cob Cottage.

You will soon pass through 2 gates about 50 metres apart. Go straight on across the field for about 500 metres to a stile in the corner, on again to a gate (300 metres) and then on to the stile in the hedge (300 metres).

Proceed for another 300 metres to a gate-size gap in the hedge. Continue to follow the Hardy Way signs and head for the Purbeck Stone house ahead of you.

At the pedestrian gate opposite the house (1/3 mile), turn left toward the White Horse and Bincombe.

Follow the track, go through the gate (1/3 mile) and start to ascend towards the Ridgeway. At the top turn left, signposted Bincombe 2 ½, White Horse ¼ mile.

You are now on the Inland Ridgeway, go straight on to the metal gate. After ¼ mile, you will see a Trig point on your left.  At the left fork option, carry straight and at the next left sign, turn left. You will now have some derelict buildings in the field to your right and tumuli to your left.

Follow the fence to the gate and carry on along the ridge. After 1/3 mile, you will find a telegraph pole in the right hedge. The path swings left, following the line of the telegraph poles which leads onto a track. Follow this to the bottom.

At the bottom, turn right through a gate and continue along the track to a gate with the stream to your left. After 100 metres you will come out onto the road on the opposite side of the small river where you started.

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