Kayaker in turquoise sea at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Kayaker at Old Harry Rocks

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Unlock the secrets to what makes Dorset so special through the lens of our bloggers....we're sure you'll be inspired to make a visit and create your own story, leaving with memories to last a lifetime!

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2024 Sunflower Trails and Maize Mazes in Dorset

It wouldn’t be summer in Dorset without fields filled with beautiful yellow sunflowers and maize mazes. Fun for all the family, you can wander through fields of yellow and green and enjoy the countrylife. Some even have PYO Sunflowers to take home as a reminder of your day out in Dorset. As these…

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Top 10 Things To Do This Winter

You may think that Dorset is the perfect place to visit during the summer for our beautiful beaches, stunning coastline and lush rolling hills. And you wouldn’t be wrong! But did you know that our relaxing hotels, warm and welcoming pubs and uplifting events are just as enticing during winter? If…

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Awesome Autumn Colours in Dorset

With the green leaves of summer starting to turn golden yellow, rusty orange and ruby red, it can mean only one thing - autumn is on its way. Dorset’s amazing autumn colours easily rival America’s famous ‘Fall’ - in fact we think they are even better! Stroll through beautiful vistas, breathe in…

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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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Top Wildlife Watching Locations in Dorset

As Dorset is blessed with both countryside and coastal habitats, there are lots of opportunities for wildlife watching in the county. From wild heathlands and coastal downlands to rocky cliffs and island nature reserves, as well as two natural harbours, you’ll find a huge diversity of natural…

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Walx This Way in Swanage!

The Tip of a Jurassic Coast Iceberg of Walking Opportunities! Swanage is in the heart of the Walx HQ area and many activities start from here. Walx is a national and international community of walkers who aim to be healthy and happy. Meeting a changing group of people and the post walk socialising…

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Low Cost Days Out in Dorset

Cutting down on spending may be at the forefront of everyone’s minds this year but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your much needed relaxation and enjoyment time. If you’re looking to get away for a day trip or mini-break, there are plenty of options here for you in Dorset! Take a look at…

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5 Reasons to go Glamping in Dorset

Boasting some of Britain’s best scenery and weather, what better way to experience Dorset than with a holiday in the great outdoors? Glamping offers a truly unique experience and combines the comforts of home while getting you closer to nature. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite reasons to…

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The Best Way to Explore Dorset on Foot - Go with a Guide

Dorset is a county that attracts and welcomes thousands of visitors every week, growing in number all the time. Like you, they are keen to experience and enjoy the Jurassic Coast, the hills and valleys, castles and wildlife locals love too. Take all the hassle out of planning a walking route and…

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Dylan's Dorset - a Dog's View of Dorset in Winter

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer and I've lived here for nearly a year now, ever since I was 9 weeks old. Me and my human find new walks and places to visit every week so I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you. Duncliffe Wood One of my favourite places to visit at any time of year is…

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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.