West Bay Discovery Centre, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EN.

Guided Walks around West Bay

Our popular weekly guided walks are back! Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides on a Thursday morning and enjoy exploring West Bay from a different perspective with our selection of walks covering the history and nature of West Bay. All walks leave from West Discovery Centre, there is a £5 fee per person (no dogs please). Due to demand we have also added an additional monthly walk taking place on a Sunday morning. Pre-booking is no longer required for walks starting after the 1st July 2022.

What one of our visitors told us: Last Thursday I joined a historic guided walk called Hidden West Bay. Extremely interesting, our volunteer guides Sarah & Jane were so friendly & knowledgeable & we all had a super walk all on the flat, so very enjoyable. Afterwards we had a good look around the Discovery Centre again interesting exhibits in an old chapel building. Highly recommend. Karen Skipper June 2021

Thursday 30th June at 10:30 am West Bay’s Hidden History Walk – There’s more to West Bay than meets the eye ! Take a guided walk through West Bay’s history with a short stroll exploring the fascinating history and stories linked to some of the diverse architecture of West Bay. This guided walk is approximately 1 mile and about 90 minutes in length.

Thursday 7th July at 10:30 am River and Railway Walk – This guided walk has something for everyone, taking in the fascinating story of the West Bay railway and exploring the beautiful flora and fauna along the River Brit. This guided walk is approximately 2 miles and about 90 minutes in length, terrain is easy although there is one slope to the crest of the beach.

Thursday 14th July at 10:30 am Stormy Seas and Crumbling Cliffs Walk –  How has the weather shaped West Bay through time? On this guided walk we explore the challenges of rain, wind and coastal erosion and the constant battle that man has fought against nature in this beautiful coastal location. This guided walk is approximately 1.5 miles and about 90 minutes in length, terrain is easy.

Sunday 17th July at 11:00 am West Bay’s Hidden History Sunday stroll– Do you know which is West Bay’s oldest building, why did local people sail to Newfoundland and what was stored in the Custom’s House ? Find the answers on a walk exploring the fascinating history and stories linked to some of West Bay’s diverse architecture. This guided walk is approximately 1 mile and about 90 minutes in length, terrain is easy.

Thursday 21st July at 10:30 am West Bay Memories  Join local historian, author and Discovery Centre volunteer Elizabeth Gale as she takes a walk down ‘memory lane’. Elizabeth recounts her earliest memories of the area. Elizabeth was born and grew up in Burton Bradstock but spent a great deal of her time in West Bay where her grandmother owned a bungalow. Her interest in local history has resulted in five books to date about the local area. This guided walk is approximately 1 mile and about 90 minutes in length ,terrain is very flat.

Thursday 28th July at 10:30 am West Bay’s Hidden History Walk  This walk is so popular that we run it several times in the month! Take a guided walk through West Bay’s history with a short stroll exploring the fascinating history and stories linked to some of the diverse architecture of West Bay. This guided walk is approximately 1 mile and about 90 minutes, terrain is very easy.

Please check out our self guided tours on our website or purchase from our shop in the Discovery Centre.