Walk - Smugglers Inn - Spring Bottom Hill
3.3 miles (5.2 km)
Smuggler's Inn, Osmington Mills, DT3 6HF Smuggler's Inn
Easy - A short stretch of steep descent after a gentler ascent through woodland. Footpaths may be muddy after rain.
Following the Coast Path to the shingle beach at Ringstead, the walk then travels inland past the remains of a deserted medieval village, whose church still remains, although it is a now a private cottage. From here the route climbs through atmospheric woodland, dotted with daffodils and snowdrops in the springtime, to the top of Spring Bottom Hill, where there are tremendous views down over the landscape below and out to sea. A good walk in autumn, when birds and small mammals rummage through the fallen leaves in search of stocks for the winter.