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Five cycling routes in Dorset for beginners

Autumn is a great time of year to explore Dorset by bike. We’re still getting some lovely sunny days, but now that the weather is cooling down, cycling is that little bit easier – especially if you’re going up hill! If you’re new to cycling or getting back in the saddle after a break, why not try…

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Family Bike Ride along the North Dorset Trailway

I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love exploring family-friendly, off road cycle routes. This is the second part of my family cycle ride, exploring the North Dorset Trailway. In my previous blog, my family and I cycled a 3 mile section of the North Dorset Trailway from…

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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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Five of the Best Autumn Walks in Dorset

There’s a reason why a country walk in the Autumn is such a delightful thing to do; it’s the feeling of wrapping up warm and breathing in that insatiable smell of fallen leaves, it’s the dazzling display of rich burgundies and warm golds that ignite the landscape around you, it’s watching the…

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The Enchanting Isle of Portland in Dorset

Hello, I'm Richard, a passionate walker, enthusiastic photographer, and proud resident of the Isle of Portland. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local locations. Since the…

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Wild About Weymouth and Portland?

Hello, I'm Richie, a Dorset based walker, wanderer, photography enthusiast, content creator and an outdoors soul. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local places. Weymouth is…

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Places to Stay with Outdoor Pools in Dorset

Are you looking to avoid the hassle of travelling abroad but still want to relax poolside? We’ve got exactly what you’re looking for. There are some great places to stay in Dorset with outdoor swimming pools, so grab your beach towel and get ready to enjoy some of the south coast’s best weather…

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Outdoor Adventure Activities in Dorset

With miles of unspoilt coastline and beautiful countryside to explore, it’s no surprise that Dorset is considered one the best places for outdoor adventure activities in the UK. Our spectacular landscape draws intrepid visitors, looking for an adrenaline fuelled way to explore the Jurassic Coast and…

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Top 10 Things to Do in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a fabulous place to visit with so much going on and things to do aplenty so we thought we’d help you plan your time by giving you our top 10 things to do in Lyme Regis! 1. Beach Days Lyme Regis boasts some fantastic family beaches so pack up your bucket and spade and get ready for some…

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The Top Things to See and Do in Swanage

Swanage is the perfect getaway destination for all seasons. Swanage is located on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and is the Eastern Gateway for exploring the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Visit the award winning and family friendly Swanage beach Popular with all generations and evoking…

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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.