A trip down
The small Dorset village of Sutton Poyntz, nestling beneath the chalk downs lies just to the north of Preston, so close that the boundary between the two is almost unnoticeable. Sutton Poyntz is just out of Weymouth, approximately three miles to the North-East.
Sutton Poyntz is the kind of village that is quietly tucked away with a unique beauty that awaits discovery. Very close by is the hill that bears the chalk carving of the White Horse, which is said to overlook Osmington but in reality it appears to belong to Sutton Poyntz.
A short distance after entering the village the road presents a choice with a fork. The left-hand fork leads to a few houses and cottages in Plaisters Lane, while the right fork, a continuation of Sutton Road, leads to the village duck pond, the waterworks and the start of the river arising from the spring. Hidden treasures of old houses and cottages are to be found along the path of Silver Street, including the rear of the old mill.
Weymouth: As the waves crash against the rocks along the dramatic coastline of the ‘Isle’ of Portland it’s easy to see why this forms part of the World Heritage Coast. Yet just across the bay, Weymouth is home to a safe, clean and sheltered family beach. Click here to go to visitweymouth.co.uk
Osmington: The picturesque thatched cottages reflect their medieval lives, while residential buildings dating back to the 16th century still predominate. Walk the narrow streets and you will find paths leading to magnificent vistas on the South West Coast Path, or will take you down a brief path to Osmington Mills with its rich ‘romantic’ history of smuggling with its safe haven in the adjacent Ringstead Bay.