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Do you want to escape the hurly burly of modern life, feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair?
Dorset walks are internationally renowned whilst its coast and countryside boasts over 4, 700 well-signed and waymarked footpaths, bridleways and byways to explore.
Each turning leads to a new adventure…
Dorset walks offer an exceptional mix of awe inspiring coastline, ancient wooded valleys, rolling chalk downlands and secluded river valleys makes for a true rambler’s paradise and there are walks of all lengths for all abilities.
Tread in the footsteps of smugglers along one of the world’s most famous rambles, the South West Coast Path, and enjoy the views as you imaging the thrilling tale of smuggling and dastardly deeds made famous by the J. Meade Faulkner novel, Moonfleet.
For families, the Rodwell Trail is a lovely level walking route teeming with wildlife following the track bed of the old Weymouth to Portland Railway.
The Sika Trail is a popular 2 mile circular walk through Wareham Forest.
If you’re a seasoned walker and crave the challenge of a long distance hike, we have plenty of trails to satisfy your urge.
The Dorset section of the Wessex Ridgeway runs from Ashmore in the North past ancient hill forts and the Cerne Abbas Giant on its winding way to the coast at Lyme Regis and the Stour Valley Way follows the magnificent River Stour on its journey to Christchurch Harbour.
There are many opportunities to join guided Dorset walks and tours are available on a wide variety of themes.
Take a guided ghost tour and learn the dark secrets of Dorset’s towns as you tiptoe down narrow streets and alleyways.
Find out if there’s a scheduled walk near you by contacting one of our Tourist Information Centres.
Explore somewhere new with a fun quiz element. Dorset Treasure Trails offer easy to follow routes with clues to crack as you take in the fascinating sights along the way.
Or, get acquainted with a friendly llama or donkey and take them along with you as you wander coast and countryside. They will even carry your picnic.
Now that we’ve convinced you that Dorset is one of the finest counties in England for walking and walking themed holidays, we should suggest to you to some places to stay.
Accommodation in Dorset is plentiful and varied. Click below to browse for your ideal place to stay:
Dorset also provides plenty of accommodation that is part of the Walkers Welcome Scheme.
These properties offer walkers all the facilities you may require after a long walk in Dorset.
Now that you have seen how good Dorset really is for walkers and the range of walker-friendly accommodation to choose from, we thought it would be a good idea to tell you a little more about what Dorset has to offer!
Last but not least, on your walking travels, why not drop by to the famous filming location of ITV's smash-hit crime series 'Broadchurch' and see for yourself why its amazing landscape and stunning views played such an integral part in the series.
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Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre
Langton Matravers, SWANAGE
Adventure experiences can include Coasteering, Kayaking, Climbing & Abseiling and Bushcraft amongst other things, plus outdoor corporate events, fun days and team building for business plus school and youth programmes and activities.
We offer professional guided walks, tours and fossil hunts anywhere along the full length of the Jurassic Coast and surrounding areas. There is so much to be discovered within the World Heritage site. Not only is there 95 miles of breathtaking...
Explore Weymouth seafront with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weymouth with the kids.
Discover the Llama experience with an introduction to Llamas and Alpacas. They are gentle, easy to handle and great fun to be with.
Fuel up on a hearty English breakfast. You’re going to need it as you tackle one of the Jurassic Coast’s wildest walks, the challenging, seven-mile (11.3km) route from Lyme Regis to Seaton. Head west out of Lyme Regis and you soon get...
We offer guided and self guided walking holidays on the magical Isle of Purbeck.
Walks can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities and guided walks are led by a local author and photographer who has published a number of books.
Adventure Sport Centre
Land & Wave offers: Climbing, Coasteering, Sea Kayaking, Bushcraft, Raft Building, Stand Up Paddle Boarding & more in Swanage and The Purbecks. Excellent instructors, top notch kit and passion for the Great Outdoors.
Tours, walks, talks and holiday planning services – the ONLY Total Jurassic Experience specialists.
Today is one of the milder days out in this collection – it involves wandering around a museum and gentle strolling along a harbour and beach. Welcome to Lyme Regis, a small town which tumbles down the high street to the beach, where...
Lace up your hiking boots in Seatown, a small seaside hamlet at the heart of the Jurassic Coast (4.8 miles/7.7km east of Charmouth). Take the path out of Seatown, up towards the summit of Golden Cap (a strenuous, 30-45-minute hike). At...
Weave your way through the narrow streets of Lyme Regis to the Town Mill – a 700-year-old working water mill which now showcases the wares of local craftsmen. Stop for a bite to eat at one of the cafés or sample a tipple from the...
Relax and enjoy an unforgettable day spent leading an affectionate donkey while exploring the Brit Valley and TV River Cottage Site. Picnic or pub lunch en route.
The sea may be the biggest draw to the Jurassic Coast, but the Dorset countryside should not be missed. One of the easiest ways to see the landscape is to join a three-hour electric bike tour from Morcombelake (5.2 miles/8.4km from Lyme...
An exploration of the unspoilt and spectacular Wessex countryside that passes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cranborne Chase and Dorset.
Catch the 501 service (summer only) or the X10 (Mon-Fri) from the Kings Statue, or the number 1 service from behind Debenhams at any time of year. The journey takes approx. 20 minutes to Ferrybridge. Visit www.traveline.org.uk for bus times.
The Cerne Valley trail is a circular route of 26 miles. The rich and varied habitat sees the eastern arm running parallel to the river whilst the western route follows chalk hills that frame the valley.
Swanage has a rich cultural heritage: the beauty of the unique coastline and town have drawn artists of international stature to paint here, including Walter Field, Charles Conder, Paul Nash, Mark Gertler, Augustus John and Graham Sutherland...
Starting opposite Wareham Quay, walk along the banks of the River Frome to Corfe Castle. Then either walk south to Chapman's Pool or east to Ballard Down. The route is 15.5 miles in total.
Starting from Wareham Quay, this 13 mile walk takes you up through the Forest to Morden and continues on through farmland and country estates to Sturminster Marshall.
Circular 5 mile route around the pretty village of Cranborne with views over Cranborne Chase.