Kayaker in turquoise sea at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Kayaker at Old Harry Rocks

© Dorset Video Project / Arran Witheford and Brady Gee

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Explore Dorset On Foot and By Bus

Leave the car behind, let someone else do the driving and explore beautiful Dorset on foot and by bus. All of the following 10 walking routes start at bus stops, and they are either circular or you’ll be able to easily catch a bus back to your start point. They range from 1.5 miles to 15 miles, so…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in May

May is a wonderful time of year to visit Dorset, the days are warm and mild making it perfect for getting out and exploring, the countryside is awash with colour, the sea sparkles in the sunlight and the county has plenty of events and attractions to visit….not to mention that there’s 2 bank…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in February

We love February here in Dorset; the days start to get longer, the air is crisp, and the landscape starts to sprout the colours of Spring. February brings romantic vibes, family half term fun as well as glorious countryside walks and fresh sea air to reinvigorate the soul. Check out our top reasons…

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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

With the shortest day of the year being this Friday, you know what that means – lighter evenings, longer days, more sunshine and spring is on its way! Here’s our top 10 list of ways to feel good this January and beat the winter blues. 1 - Plan a holiday It’s a new year for more than just the…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in January

From spa days and cosy pubs to quirky events and dog-friendly breaks, start the new year off with a bang by planning a trip to Dorset. New Years Day Dorset has some wonderful and unusual events which will take place on January 1 st 2024. At Lyme Regis, watch as hundreds of numbered plastic ducks race…

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Winter Pubs Walks in Dorset

It can be tempting to stay snuggled up indoors in the cold weather but winter is in fact one of the most beautiful times to explore the Dorset countryside. The dustings of frost over the hills, magical misty valleys, crisp blue skies and rugged, natural beauty transform the landscape into a…

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Christmas Gift Voucher Guide

Christmas is the season of giving, and what better present to give than the gift of a fantastic experience in Dorset. A gift voucher is the perfect present for the person who has everything, giving them the choice of when to use the voucher. Our farm parks and animal rescue centres also have animal…

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Dorset

Whether you are looking to experience a beautiful, calming paddle down a local river or riding some waves on the beach, Dorset has many fantastic paddleboarding locations for all abilities and weather. If you're a beginner, we recommend that you have a paddleboarding lesson with an instructor…

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Discover delicious Dorset on foot or by bike

Dorset is renowned for its delicious local produce. From chocolate and cheese to ice-cream and apple cake, it’s all made in Dorset. And with its mild climate, the county is home to many vineyards, cider farms, orchards and breweries, who not only produce delicious drinks, but many of them also offer…

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Dorset Trails by Rail

If you want to explore Dorset’s wonderful countryside and enjoy a day out without your car, we’ve picked out a great selection of walks which start from towns with railway stations. White Hart Link The White Hart Link connects the five north Dorset towns of Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum…

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Dorset handrawn heart Jurassic Coast

What does your Dorset look like? Adventures on our epic coastline? Visiting attractions with family? A walk through the beautiful countryside? Or perhaps a chilled out evening eating and drinking with friends? Discover a sample of your #VisitDorset images below and share your love for Dorset using the hashtag on Instagram.