Country Pursuits in Dorset

Horse Riding

Set in the beautiful Somerset countryside (only 15 minutes drive away), Hillview Stables offers a personal, but professional touch for riders of all ages and abilities. Instruction, Livery, Indoor and Outdoor Arena, Cross Country, Hillview Riding Stables has it all.


Whether you cast a line from the famous Chesil Beach or prefer the quiet of inland lakes, West Dorset will reward you with endless hours of fishing pleasure.

Sea fishing trips are available from the beautiful harbour of West Bay where  a number of boats are for hire including Dawn Mist skippered by Matt Toms (

Fishing at Highway Farm
Two established and sheltered spring-fed lakes well stocked with plenty of strains and sizes of carp to 12lbs, also lots of roach, rudd and goldfish. Located in a secluded valley and the perfect place to relax away from the hustle and bustle. 01308 424321.

Sutton Bingham reservoir
Sutton Bingham reservoir is a lowland fishery set in the gently rolling hills on the Somerset and Dorset border. This 142-acre reservoir offers excellent fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout, contact ranger Ivan Tinsley on 01935 872389.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Dorset clay pigeon shooting is just ten minutes away at the Southern Counties Shooting Ground. Further afield near Dorchester, Dorset, Henley Hillbillies offers both clay pigeon and crossbow shooting.



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Bridge House

Hotel & Restaurant
3 Prout Bridge
Dorset DT8 3AY
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 1308 862200