It’s difficult to know where to begin as West Dorset has so much so offer. Highway Farm is situated in a great position because you can walk to so many excellent places using the pathways leading to both the town, countryside and coast.
Straight from Highway Farm you will have direct access onto Eype Down and then onto the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coastal Path. Eype Down has the most beautiful carpet of bluebells in May and spectacular views at any time of the year. On the opposite side of the road to Highway Farm, take the countryside path to Symondsbury Estate for coffee and lunch or, if you are feeling energetic, take a walk up the iconic Colmers Hill. The views are panoramic and well worth the steep incline to get there. The lovely market town of Bridport is just a 25 minute walk to the centre with independent shops, cafes and restaurants aplenty.
Below are just a few, special places that we think deserve a special mention. From good places to eat and things to do, to places to visit. Each have something different to offer and will make your stay truly memorable.
Ilchester Arms in Symondsbury – Local pub in walking distance. Palmers beer and succulent steaks.
The Three Horseshoes Pub in Burton Bradstock – Great food, well worth the 10mins drive.
Anchor Inn at Seatown – Walk or drive to this award-winning pub by the sea.
The Olive Tree in Bridport – Outstanding Italian cuisine.
Eype Beach – The perfect place for swimming and evening BBQ while the sun sets. A firm favourite!
West Bay – Walk or drive to this lovely little harbour. Great ice creams and excellent fish and chips.
Golden Cap– The highest point on the South Coast. Amazing views.
Charmouth Beach – Nice beach, sandy at low tide. Good cafe right on the beach.
Lyme Regis – quaint shops and antique shop on the seafront with lots of places for coffee and food.
Bridport Vintage Market – held on the last Sunday of each month during March and October.
Jurassic Fields Music Festival – a relaxed atmosphere with some great bands held just down the road in Bridport. Held in July.
The Electric Palace – old world cinema with charm and live performances.
Bridport Market – Walk to it on Wednesdays and Saturdays or catch the bus which stops outside Highway Farm.