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This is a great time of year to explore Dorset on foot

This is a great time of year to explore Dorset on foot

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Dorset Walks

Dorset is one of the finest counties in England for walking; its exceptional mix of awe inspiring coastline, ancient wooded valleys, rolling chalk downlands and secluded river valleys makes for a true rambler’s paradise!

Dorset’s internationally renowned coast and countryside boasts over 300 miles of well-signed and waymarked footpaths, bridleways and byways to explore.

Guided Walks in Dorset

Take a look at some of our recommended walks below, or contact one of our Tourist Information Centres for a varied and plentiful selection of walking routes in the area. There are also many opportunities to join guided walks in Dorset, tours are available on a wide variety of themes.

You can find a comprehensive guide for walking routes in Dorset on the iCoast website.

Walkers Welcome

Dorset provides plenty of accommodation that is part of the Walkers Welcome Scheme. These properties offer walkers all the facilities they may require after a long walk in Dorset.

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  1. Add Dorset Day Trips to your Itinerary

    Dorset Day Trips

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    Bus/Coach Tour

    Poole

    Dorset Day Trips offer an exciting range of guided sightseeing day tours around Dorset and the New Forest, all from the comfort of our fantastic ‘70’s-style VW camper! With pick-ups in Poole or Bournemouth, you’ll be given a warm welcome on board and a complementary goodie bag.

    The VW...

  2. Add Weymouth Walk - Portland Bill Lighthouse Walk to your Itinerary

    Weymouth Walk - Portland Bill Lighthouse Walk

    Type

    Walking

    Portland

    From the Kings Statue, catch the 501 service (Summer only). Services to Portland Bill take approx. 40 minutes.

    The bus will drop you at the northern end of the car park at Portland Bill. Leaving the first lighthouse behind you, join the South West Coast Path heading north towards the Coastwatch...

  3. Add Guided Fossil Walks - Lyme Regis Museum to your Itinerary

    Guided Fossil Walks - Lyme Regis Museum

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    LYME REGIS

    Get Fossilling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’s famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils...

  4. Add Bridport & West Bay Seasonal Guided Walks to your Itinerary

    Bridport & West Bay Seasonal Guided Walks

    Type

    Walking

    West Bay, Bridport

    Seasonal guided walks.

  5. Add Guided Village Heritage Walks of Abbotsbury to your Itinerary

    Guided Village Heritage Walks of Abbotsbury

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    Walking

    Abbotsbury

    Guided Village Heritage Walks with Abbotsbury Heritage Research Project Guide.

  6. Add Purbeck Walks - The Wareham Two Rivers Walks to your Itinerary

    Purbeck Walks - The Wareham Two Rivers Walks

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    Walking Route

    Wareham

    The Wareham Two Rivers Walks follow footpaths and quiet roads alongside the rivers Frome and Piddle.

    There are three circular walks and all are short in length (between 2.25 miles and 3.5 miles). They all start at Wareham Quay.

    Purbeck's wetlands (seen at their best from autumn to spring) are...

  7. Add Purbeck Walks - Commoners' Ways to your Itinerary

    Purbeck Walks - Commoners' Ways

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    Walking Route

    Kingston, CORFE CASTLE

    A stunning circular walk which starts and finishes in Kingston.

    The walk is approx 5.5 miles in distance and will take 3-4 hours to complete.

    Take in the beautiful views as you amble off-road and maybe stop for refreshment and take in the sites at Corfe Castle village half way along the route...

  8. Add Purbeck Walks - Northport Greenway and Sika Trail to your Itinerary

    Purbeck Walks - Northport Greenway and Sika Trail

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    Walking Route

    Wareham

    The Northport Greenway is a 1.5 mile route from Wareham Quay, through Wareham, past the railway station and onto Wareham Forest.

    The Greenway then links with the Sika Trail - a circular route of 3.25 miles - shorter routes can be taken. Walk through heath and forest and perhaps see some wildlife...

  9. Add Wessex Ridgeway to your Itinerary

    Wessex Ridgeway

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    Walking Tour

    The Wessex Ridgeway Trail is a magnificent ridge-top route crossing Dorset's rural heartland. The trail offers vistas across the county and breathtaking views far beyond. The majority of the route straddles a long chalk ridge but in places is broken up by small rounded hills and secluded valleys....

  10. Add Mary Anning Walks - Lyme Regis Museum to your Itinerary

    Mary Anning Walks - Lyme Regis Museum

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    Guided Tour

    Lyme Regis

    See the landmarks of Lyme Regis's most famous fossil-hunter in small groups with local expert Natalie Manifold.

    Join Professional guide Natalie Manifold for a walk around Mary Anning's Lyme Regis. Learn about the life of 'the greatest fossil hunter ever known'. Explore the town as Mary knew it,...