There is a free National Trust car park on top of the hill overlooking Ringstead Bay. From the car park there are great views over the bay to Portland and Burning Cliff. Illustrated sign boards show paths and locations.
View the larger Google map below to see locations, paths and places of interest. Zoom out to see how to get to Ringstead Bay.
There are some steep climbs on the paths up and down from the bay.
Alternatively there is private pay car park by the café (kiosk) right down in the bay.
You can always take a comfy chair and a flask and just sit on the hill to enjoy the views.
Sutton Poytnz is a small Dorset village just off the A353. As you go down the hill and enter Preston on the A353, the road to Weymouth, it’s easy to miss. But it’s worth stopping off and taking the time to walk through the village.
Enjoy sitting by the village pond. Call in at the Springhead, the village hostelry. Walk down the path that runs behind Sutton Mill. An hour spent strolling will be an hour well spent.
The hills behind the village were occupied during the neolithic and bronze ages, with barrows dating back 4000 years. For the more energetic, outstanding views of the coast are the reward for climbing up the ridge behind the village.
A planning application to get steps rebuilt down to the beach at Castle Cove closed yesterday, 28th Feb.
Castle Cove is a favourite beach in Weymouth, with views across Portland Harbour.
It’s a great spot, and with support across all political parties, including the local Green Party, The Friends of Castle Cove deserve success. Their campaign will benefit the local community, and a few outsiders too