Sports and Leisure-Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages

Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages

Sports and Leisure

Coarse fishing

Broadleaze fishery – see separate details on website,
Higher Kingscombe. DT2 0EH  Tel 01300 320537
Broadmayne Lakes, Nr. Dorchester. Tel 01305 266500
Mangerton Valley, Bradpole, Bridport. DT6 3SF   Tel 01308 458482
Revels Fishing Farm, Nr Buckland Newton. DT2 7TW   Tel: 01300 345301
Sutton Bingham Reservoir, Yeovil.  Tel  01935 872389
Hermitage Fishing Lakes, Nr Cerne Abbas, DT2 7BB  Tel: 01963 210495


Trout Fishing – March to October

 Mangerton Mill, Mangerton, Bridport. Tel 01308 485224 (March – December)
Dorchester Fishing Club (river fishing).  Tel 01305 257490
Flowers Farm Lakes, Hillfield, Nr. Dorchester. wheelchair accessible Tel 01300 341351
Hermitage Fishing Lakes, Nr Cerne Abbas. Tel 01963 210556
Wessex Fly Fishing School, Southover, Tolpuddle. Tel 01305 848460
Sutton Bingham Reservoir, Yeovil. Tel 01935 872389
Wessex Water Authority (river fishing). Tel 01258 456080

Amherst Lodge Farm (one coarse pool), Uplyme.  Tel 01297 442773
Water Meadow Fishery, Pitt Farm, North Perrott, Crewkerne.Tel 01460 72856 

Sea fishing

Boat trips available from

West Bay Harbour DT6 4HE
Dawn Mist, Tia Maria. Tel 01308 428226
Duchess II Tel 01308 421800
West Bay Charters - fishing on Ruby J T
el: 01308 421800,Mob: 07768100903

Lyme Regis

Lyme Bay Charters             Tel: Lewis: 07519 160020    Phil:  07707 029502

Nick’s Mackerel and deep sea fishing    Tel: 07974 796002

Harry May Fishing trips       Tel: 01297 442397              mob: 07974 753287

Amaretto IV, sport fishing   Tel: Steve: 01297 445949,   mob: 07836 591084

Fishing trips also available from Weymouth

Fishing tackle shops

The Tackle Box, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF               Tel 01297 443373
Potters Tackle Shop, West Bay. DT6 3EN         Tel 01308 428226
West Bay Water Sports, West Bay. DT6 4EL     Tel 01308 421800

Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Crewkerne Aqua Centre, TA17 7LZ                             Tel: 01460 77665

Chard, CRESTA Leisure Centre, TA20 1JL                     Tel: 01460 64084

Dorchester, Thomas Hardy Leisure Centre, DT1 2HR      Tel: 01305 858400

Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN                                Tel: 01308 427464

Beaminster Community Pool, DT8 3EP                          Tel: 01308 861991   mob:  07792 791038

 (Swimming evenings/weekends and school hols)- see timetable on notice board in Games room. 

Golf Courses

Wolfdale Golf Course, Charminster.DT2 7SG 18 hole. Open to public. No handicap cert. 6 hole beginner course. Equipment hire. Tel. 01305 260186
Bridport and West Dorset.DT6 4PS. 18 hole. Open to public. No handicap cert. 9 hole par 3. 18 hole putting green. Need own equipment but may hire trolleys.
Tel 01308 421095

Cricket St Thomas Golf Course, Cricket St. Thomas. 18 hole. Open to public. Trolley and buggy hire. Tel 01460 30231 

Horse Riding

Faunbank Stables, Maiden Newton, DT2 0BY      Tel: 07927 791207
Moreton Stables, Dorchester. DT2 8RF Liz Frampton-Hobbs
Tel 01929 463662 mob 07780 694535

Hill View Riding Centre, Sunnyside Farm, Crewkerne. TA18 8PA                   Tel 01460 72731

Clay Pigeon shooting

Southern Counties, Warden Hill, Evershott. Open all year, no shooting Mondays. Tel 01935 83625 


With its picturesque villages, market towns and spectacular scenary, West Dorset is a good place for cycling. There are two national cycle network routes in the area – No. 2 (30 miles) and No. 26 (28 miles). 

Cycle hire/repair

Dorchester Cycles, Great Western Road, Dorchester. DT1 1UF 
Tel 01305 268787   hire and repairs
Mud Sweat n’ Gears, West Rd, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5JT                             Tel:01308 420586   repairs
Jurrasic Electric Bike Adventures
Guided tours available from convenient locations, tailored to your needs. Electric Bike hire available.  Morcombelake DT6 6ED,
Tel: 07796 135256


There are nearly 300 walks available in the countryside and along the coast as well as pub strolls. It is also possible to have guided walks on a variety of themes. More information can be found at the tourist information centres in Dorchester or Lyme Regis or on line at

See our information folder for walks directly from Bakers Mill Farm.