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Discover one of Dorsets prettiest villages with these Milton Abbas walks. Walking through the village is like stepping back in time, the rows of white properties with thatched roofs add plenty of charm and character to the area. Milton Abbas is an ideal base to discover the surrounding Dorset countryside, with plenty of trails and bridleways to explore.

Best Villages in Dorset Milton Abbas
Best Villages in Dorset Milton Abbas


If you’re looking to explore a little further afield from the village, you will have plenty of beautiful Dorset countryside at your doorstep. Start your walk by admiring the pretty village of Milton Abbas which has bundles of charm, character and plenty of unique properties. The walking route leads you out of the village passing Lake Lodge and following the footpath towards the Abbey. You will walk through the village of Hilton which has an abundance of enviable properties and peaceful village atmosphere, this is a fantastic village to explore during your walk. This circular walk navigates back towards the village, retracing some of your original steps from the beginning of the walk, and ending near the Hambro Arms.

Distance: 5.14 miles

Duration: 2:20 hours

Best villages in Dorset Milton Abbas walks

MILTON ABBAS WALKS The short route

This shorter Milton Abbas walk offers a great alternative just shy of 5km. This route starts at the same point and explores the beautiful village and lake, however, it does not go as far as the village of Hilton.

Distance: 2.69 miles

Duration: 1.12 hours

Milton Abbas walks
Milton Abbas walks
Milton Abbas walks

Note: These routes were plotted in person, therefore they may include some deviation from the path.


A surprising amount of the white thatched properties you see in Milton Abbas offer some form of guest accommodation. Some have guest suites whilst others offer a full B&B experience. The Hambro Arms also has highly rated guest accommodation. You will definitely not be short of choice when staying in this Dorset village.

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