Walking Holidays in Dorset

Walking holidays and getaways in Dorset & PurbeckDorset is the perfect choice for a walking holiday.  Dorset has a uniquely varied landscape, formed over thousands of years. From chalk downlands to heavy clay loams;  this varied landscape offers a bounty of breathtaking walks, which you can enjoy whilst on your holiday here in Dorset.

Lulworth Walks

With its dramatic Jurassic coastline and rolling English countryside, this area is a must do on your holiday itinerary.  Of particular note is the walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door.walking holiday lulworth cove and durdle door

West Lulworth 3.4 mile walk

West Lulworth 5 mile walk

North Dorset Walks

Made famous by the Thomas Hardy novels, this exceptional part of Dorset is quintessentially Dorset, rolling countryside.

Almer walkWalking holidays and getaways in north dorset

Charlton Marshall 3.5 mile walk

Fontmell Magna Walk

Gillingham Walk 3.5 mile walk

Iwerne Minster walk 3.5 miles

Kingston 2.5 mile walk

Blandford Forum 2 mile walk

Shaftesbury 2.36 mile walk

Shaftesbury 3 mile walk

Stourpaine 3 mile walk

Sturminster Marshall 3.2 m walk

Sturminster Newton 4.75 mile walk

Tarrant Gunville 5 mile walk

Tarrant Keynston walk 3.5 miles

Winterborne Zelston 3.8 mile walk

Poole & Bournemouth Walks

Walks around Poole and Bournemouth - ideal for a walking holiday

Though a more residential area, Poole and Bournemouth can still offer a fantastic walk, sandy beaches stretch for miles and many areas remain in their natural state, mostly heath and managed woodland.

Bourne Valley Greenway 7 mile walk

Colehill 3 mile walk

Cranborne 3.5 mile walk

Evening Hill Trail 3 mile walk

Beaches & Coast Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach

Hamworthy 2.3 mile walk

Longham 3 mile walk

Bournemouth 3.4 mile walk

Lytchett Minster 3 mile walk

Wimborne 3.4 mile walk

Wimborne 4 mile walk

Purbeck Walks

Walking holidays, walks for holidaymakers in PurbeckAnother fabulous area to enjoy a stroll.  A mini climate makes Purbeck a very interesting spot, with both historical and geographical marvels. You can choose from hilltop walks, sandy beaches, dramatic rocky coastline, heathland and open farmland.

Purbeck also holds an annual walking festival generally held in late September.

Corfe Castle South Circular Walk 3.5 miles

Corfe Castle 11.25 mile walk

Corfe Castle East Hill 2.5 walkCorfe Castle, Dorset

Kingston 5.5 mile walk

Kimmeridge West 6.2 mile walk

Kingston walk 3.5 miles

Kingston – Swyre Head walk 2.5 miles

Kingston – Swyre Head walk 2.5 miles

Langton Matravers 1.5 mile walk

Langton Matravers 4 mile walk

Winspit1Lawrence of Arabia Walk 6.75 miles

Purbeck Way West

Purbeck Way West

Studland 2.6 m walk

Studland 3.5 m walk

Swanage 2.5 m walk

Swanage Town Trail – wheelchair friendly walk 1 mile

Swanage Victorian Trail

Swanage Town Trail

Wareham Combe Keynes

Wareham Town Walk 1.5 m

Winfrith Newburgh & West Lulworth

Worth Matravers 3 mile walk

Worth Matravers – Priests Way 6 mile walk

Weymouth and West Dorset Walks

Abbotsbury Gardens near Weymouth

Abbotsbury Gardens

Again the variety of walks is endless.  The Jurassic coast continues to Weymouth and Abbottsbury with a huge network of country footpaths to enjoy.

Abbotsbury Castle 5.9 mile walk

Burton Bradstock 5 mile walk

Evershot 5 mile walk

Maiden Newton Walk 5 miles

Moonfleet Walk 6 miles

Osmington White Horse Walk 4 miles

Portland Castle Walk 3.5 miles 

South Poorton Walk 3.75 miles

Stonebarrow Hill Walk 4.5 mile

Tolpuddle 3.5 mile walk

West Bexington 2.5 mile walk


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