Area: Dorset

'We are lucky in Dorset that we have some stunning countryside with around 3,000 miles of public rights of way to explore.'

Category Dorset
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1018
Views of 'Full' Record1777

'Promoting accessibility to leisure and sport, signposting family, carer and disability support.'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website553
Views of 'Full' Record1007

'The miles of tracks offer an opportunity to explore some of Dorset's internationally important heathland and its rare wildlife.'

Category East Dorset
Size (acreage)600
Starting fromRingwood
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website507
Views of 'Full' Record1174

'Poole has a lot to offer for residents or visitors wishing to walk in the area. The diverse landscape offers beautiful beaches, open countryside, heathland, nature reserves, formal parks and gardens and a vibrant and historic town centre.'

Category Poole
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website776
Views of 'Full' Record1098

'Scenic Sunday rambles of 8-10 miles throughout the year in the beautiful countryside and on the coast. Convenient coach transport to and from these walks, and at the lunchtime stop. Wednesday walks of 4-8 miles throughout the year, usually accessible with public transport.'

Category Bournemouth
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website543
Views of 'Full' Record1454

'The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of a family of protected landscapes in the UK, working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of almost half of Dorset's countryside. Rather than just one beautiful landscape to shout about, the Dorset AONB is a collection of beautiful landscapes - each with different histories, ways of working and stories to tell ...'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website246
Views of 'Full' Record825

'Organises walks throughout the year, usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month. During the summer there is occasionally an additional walk. The typical length is 6 to 9 miles.'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website495
Views of 'Full' Record945

'A friendly outdoor activities and social group in our 20s to 30s, established in 2003.'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website427
Views of 'Full' Record998

'This Walk Pack has been designed to help you explore and enjoy the rich and diverse landscapes, towns and villages that East Dorset has to offer. There are a range of routes from flat easy walks for families to more challenging hilly ones: e.g. Route 4 Alderholt (5.5 miles)  This walk is an easy, level walk through farmland and woodlands, taking in a section of the beautiful Ashford Water.'

Category East Dorset
Navigate the Website>>> East Dorset Walks Pack
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website931
Views of 'Full' Record2002

'Find routes and maps for walking trails in and around Purbeck.'

Category Purbeck
Navigate the Website>>> Walk Around Purbeck Map [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
See also

Purbeck Countryside Walking [National Trust]

Area
Visits to the Website519
Views of 'Full' Record1179

'Weymouth and Portland has a wealth of walks, trails and local footpaths and bridleways to explore. You can travel through 20 million years of Jurassic time, explore flowery meadows and fossil-filled quarries and a wild coastline with an array of wildlife both on land and in the sea. One great way is walking the South West Coast Path which skirts around Weymouth and the Isle of Portland.'

Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website708
Views of 'Full' Record1089

'Few places in Britain equal Durlston: The bare statistics merely hint at the amazing diversity of wildlife: 33 species of breeding butterfly, over 250 species of bird recorded, 500 wildflowers, 500 moths and thousands of other invertebrates. Durlston's special qualities stem from a combination of geography, geology, history and careful management which has created a mosaic of nationally important wildlife habitats: sea-cliffs, downs, ancient meadows, hedgerows, woodland, and dry-stone walls each with their characteristic plants and animals.'

Category Purbeck
Starting fromDurlston Country Park
Area
Visits to the Website816
Views of 'Full' Record1283

'This area of natural beauty was bought in memory of Thomas Hardy, to protect the landscape in which his novels are set. Fontmell Down and Harding's Down offer stunning views that stretch for miles across the Blackmore Vale.'

Category North Dorset
Starting fromSpread Eagle Hill Car Park, near Shaftesbury
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website667
Views of 'Full' Record1397

'Award-winning walking holidays & heritage tours in Dorset, UK.'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website691
Views of 'Full' Record1331

'Gillingham achieved Walkers Are Welcome (WAW) status on 10 August 2015. This means that it has fulfilled the six criteria necessary for acceptance: it has demonstrated local support, gained endorsement from the town council, made a commitment to ensure the local path network is in order, guaranteed adequate marketing of WAW status, shown how use of public transport will be encouraged and demonstrated how the status will be maintained in future, with broadbased support.'

Category North Dorset
Starting fromGillingham
Description from

Gillingham Walkers

Area
Visits to the Website454
Views of 'Full' Record1072
Starting fromGillingham
Area
Visits to the Website464
Views of 'Full' Record1077

'The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker's paradise. From coast to country, the variety is unsurpassed ... Purbeck offers something for everyone and our walks have been designed to show as much of the area as possible. Some include a pub lunch in a typical Dorset village and others a ride home on the steam train  ...' Held Mid September.

Category Purbeck
Area
Visits to the Website629
Views of 'Full' Record1298

'The Dorset Group of the LDWA was founded in 1993. The Group organises regular social walks nd two challenge walks each year, one being the Dorset Doddle, a 32 mile walk along the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage.'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website486
Views of 'Full' Record1415

'Set within an enclosed 1,000 acre deer park the historic buildings and ancient woodlands of Lulworth Castle and are ideal place to explore. Pack a picnic and come and enjoy all Lulworth has to offer.'

Category Purbeck
Size (acreage)1000
Starting fromEast Lulworth
See also

Lulworth Castle & Park [Visit Dorset]

Area
Visits to the Website514
Views of 'Full' Record1189

'There are many miles of paths and tracks through Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. You are welcome to walk on any of these paths; however, the best routes have been waymarked.'

Starting fromAshley Heath
Area
Visits to the Website603
Views of 'Full' Record1238

'At any time of the year Poole and its neighbouring countryside provide some wonderful routes for walkers.'

Category Poole
Navigate the Website>>> Days Out Without The Car >>> Walks and Trails
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website827
Views of 'Full' Record1101

'Anybody who wants to attend and is capable of going the distance is welcome to come on any Ramblers’ walk.  However, the Area Introduction Walks Programme is primarily aimed at people who are new to walking, who have participated in the Walking for Health programme and are looking for something a bit harder, or who for family, time, health or mobility reasons are not able to complete the Ramblers’ longer walks ...'

The Area Introduction Walks Programme is made up of short walks (3 to 5 miles), which are reasonably flat and within the Ramblers’ definition of an ‘easy’ walk at most

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website613
Views of 'Full' Record1093

'We offer friendly weekend and mid-week easy to moderate grade walks of 4-9 miles in Purbeck and Dorset. Our walks programme is continuous throughout the year with the exception of a break over the Christmas period. We also have a Christmas lunch! ... Membership Subscription is £5.00 per year. Come and join us on some of our walks to find out what the group is like without any obligation at all. We hope you'll like us.'

Category Purbeck
Starting fromSwanage
Area
Visits to the Website344
Views of 'Full' Record910

'Dorset is one of the finest counties in England for walking; its exceptional mix of awe inspiring coastline, ancient wooded valleys, rolling chalk downlands and secluded river valleys makes for a true rambler’s paradise!'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website1026
Views of 'Full' Record1405

'This "trail" is an attempt to describe some of the features in West Moors - based on a journey from south to north along Station Road, then a diversion down Pinehurst Road. There are some snippets of history buried in the script which show that there's more to the village than might be supposed!'

Category East Dorset
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromWest Moors
Area
Visits to the Website678
Views of 'Full' Record1245

'The Weymouth Wetlands are two fantastic nature reserves - Radipole Lake and Lodmoor - the Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre and the little tern project based on the spectacular Chesil Beach. Smack-bang in the heart of town there are breeding kingfishers, otters, marsh harriers and water voles and a whole host of other wildlife waiting to be discovered. Take a quiet walk round Lodmoor, nationally important for the European eel, to see common terns breeding in the spring, the massive green bush cricket in the summer and bitterns in the winter. Explore Radipole Lake for a chance to see otters, sticklebacks, bearded tits, orchids and marsh harriers.'

Category Nature Reserves
Starting fromWild Weymouth Discovery Centre
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website246
Views of 'Full' Record751

'A superb walk with a few short climbs to reach the ridge for fantastic views and one the UK’s most spectacular Bronze Age cemeteries.'

Category West Dorset
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromMartinstown
Description from

South West Coast Path

See also

Barrow Circle Audio Trail [Dorset AONB]

Area
Visits to the Website442
Views of 'Full' Record1763

'The five Beaminster Hills Circular Walks were created by the Beaminster Ramblers as their millennium project in 2000. They were published twice as pamphlets and have been so successful  that they have begun to run out. It has been decided to put the walks on to the World Wide Web to increase their availability. The maps are the same as in the pamphlets, but the descriptions of the walks have been updated.'

Category West Dorset
Starting fromBeaminster
Description from

Beaminster Ramblers

Area
Visits to the Website921
Views of 'Full' Record3179

'Links the Dorset Coast Path, the final and most easterly section of the 572 mile South-West Coast Path, with the Solent Way running from Milford-on-Sea to Emworth. This creates a continuous 652 mile route from Minehead in Somerset to Emsworth on the Hampshire-Surrey border.'

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)37
Starting fromSwanage
Description from

Leigh Hatts

Area
Visits to the Website832
Views of 'Full' Record1439

'One of Dorset's gentlest way-marked, walking, cycling and horse riding routes. This 16.5 mile (26.5 kilometres) trailway follows much of the old Southampton to Dorchester railway line. The trailway takes you through some of East Dorset's stunning landscape whilst also connecting a string of settlements between Ringwood and Poole.'

Category East Dorset
Navigate the Website>>> Castleman Trailway
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromRingwood
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website879
Views of 'Full' Record2373

'We do as much walking as we can and aim to average at least 5 miles a day. We walk 3 miles to get our flour and 6 miles to get our eggs and have even done a 30 mile round trip to go to an evening theatre performance. We enjoy walking to pubs and decided to see how many pubs we could walk to and back from, starting from home. We have now done 70 different pubs, one at a time ... We are at the stage now where many of the pubs are 30 miles away and involve camping overnight. We are trying to get the tally up to 100 ...'

Category West Dorset
Starting fromCattistock
Description from

The Dynamic Duo Company

Area
Visits to the Website662
Views of 'Full' Record2196

'This circular walk takes in the hamlets and villages of Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas, Nether Cerne, Godmanstone, Forston and Charminster.'

Category West Dorset
Distance (miles)26
Starting fromDorchester
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website750
Views of 'Full' Record2220

'This walk starts and finishes by the church in Kingston. It is a spectacular walk with stunning views of the Purbeck Landscape.'

Category Purbeck
Navigate the Website>>> Commoners' Ways
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromKingston
Description from

Purbeck Keystone Project

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website764
Views of 'Full' Record1516

'Walk to Swanage and take a train back to Corfe Castle. A challenging hike through a dramatic landscape rich in history, on paths and tracks that have been used by feet and wheels for many thousands of years ...'

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromCorfe Castle
Area
Visits to the Website833
Views of 'Full' Record1560

'This route climbs gently to Penbury Knoll then drops down into the small hamlet of Pentridge before crossing Bokerley Dyke onto Martin Down National Nature Reserve. The site is a butterfly watchers dream.'

Category East Dorset
Navigate the Website>>> Walking Routes and Trails >>> Walking in East Dorset >>> East Dorset Walks Pack >>> Route 14 Cranborne - Long [PDF]
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromCranborne Manor Garden Centre, Cranborne
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website775
Views of 'Full' Record1671

'Wide and sweeping coastal views are combined with quiet valleys on this splendid walk ... The walk is 10 miles long but can be shortened by finishing at Sutton Poyntz.'

Note: There is a Leaflet Dorchester to the Sea at Weymouth which was published by West Dorset District Council a few years ago. However, the Author (John Sissons) is planning to issue a revised 'improved' version in the near future. Dorchester Tourist Information Centre should have the latest information.

Navigate the Website>>> West Dorset Walks - Dorchester to Weymouth Trail
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromDorchester
Description from

Visit Dorset

Area
Visits to the Website939
Views of 'Full' Record3030

'Consists simply of the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage, possibly with diversions where the path has fallen away or is dangerous. Anyone expecting a gentle stroll along the cliffs will be in for a shock, but the route has stunning views and is a true classic. The distance is about 32 miles, passing through the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site over some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in England, but including some tough climbs on the way.' Held Late August.

Category 2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)32
Starting fromWeymouth
Description from

LDWA Dorset

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website738
Views of 'Full' Record2047

'The Forum has 21 members - 18 independent members and 3 representatives of Dorset County Council, Bournemouth and Poole Borough Councils.'

Category Dorset
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website455
Views of 'Full' Record995

'Three great walks start at Drusilla's, and two others start in Verwood and West Moors and finish at Drusilla's – so make a great walking or cycling day out, through Thomas Hardy's Wessex countryside, with lunch in the middle. It is also possible to walk to Drusilla's from two local campsites ... The directions for all our walks and cycle rides are free and can be viewed/ downloaded/ printed.'

Category East Dorset
Starting fromHorton
Description from

Drusilla's Inn

Area
Visits to the Website806
Views of 'Full' Record1438

'The first stretch of the England Coast Path, from Rufus Castle on Portland to Lulworth Cove, is open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 29 June 2012.'

Distance (miles)20
Starting fromRufus Castle, Portland
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website719
Views of 'Full' Record1387

'Rather than take you out in a big group Chris specialises in individual family fossil hunting walks at Charmouth, Dorset; these are available most days throughout the year. The advantage is that your family gets all the attention and benefit from intensive quality time instead of being part of a large group. The walks are ideal for children from 5 years and up ...'

Category West Dorset
Starting fromCharmouth
Description from

Christopher Michael Pamplin

Area
Visits to the Website659
Views of 'Full' Record1719

'Starting at Evershot, the second highest village in Dorset, this walk meanders close to the River Frome towards Poole Harbour.'

Category West Dorset
Navigate the Website>>> Frome Valley Trail
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromEvershot
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website812
Views of 'Full' Record1940

'Long distance path created to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. It starts in Weymouth and Portland at the National Sailing Academy and it finishes in London at the Olympic Stadium.'

Distance (miles)187
Starting fromWeymouth
Description from

Mark Stanley

Area
Visits to the Website889
Views of 'Full' Record1868

'The route touches on The Hardy Way, The Wessex Heights Walk, The Wessex Ridgeway, The Jubilee Trail, The Stour Valley Way, The Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The South West Coast Path, The South Dorset Ridgeway, The Monarch’s Way and The Macmillan Way but there are many significant sections that are off such trails. Inevitably with a route of this length there is going to be some overlapping but the route as a whole stands as a distinctive new path.'

Category 4: 101-200 Miles
Distance (miles)165
Starting fromSalisbury Cathedral
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website340
Views of 'Full' Record794

'Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his novels and many poems in Wessex, once an ancient kingdom of southern England. The heart of Hardy's Wessex is Dorset and the Hardy Way is a journey through some of the most unspoilt parts of this beautiful county, extending from the coast then inland to the timeless Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire border ... We believe the Guidebook written by Margaret Marande and updated in 2015 is essential not just to follow the route, but because the many excerpts from Hardy's work provide an extra dimension of enjoyment to discovering Dorset and his magical Wessex.'

Category West Dorset
Distance (miles)212
Starting fromHardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton
Walks described here by
See also

The Hardy Way [Beaminster Ramblers]

Area
Visits to the Website597
Views of 'Full' Record1856

'Discover Dorset's unspoilt countryside with "Trains to Trails" - the detailed guide to walks from Dorset Stations. Pick up the complete leaflet at your nearest First Great Western station, or download PDF versions ... Starting and ending at the same rural station, the routes all include at least one pub and are within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

Note Not clear whether copies of this Leaflet are still available from First Great Western; but PDFs of the Leaflet and of the individual Walks (plus one of two more) can be downloaded from the Wessex Wanderer Site.

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website732
Views of 'Full' Record1292

'Knoll House on the south coast of England enjoys a unique position on the Dorset coast with views over Studland Bay and its famous three mile beach ... One of Knoll House’s greatest assets - the varied, sometimes strange, beauty of the countryside that surrounds it - is the one least known to most guests. It is easily accessible to the walker, with a network of paths that provide easy going for explorers of all ages ...'

Category Purbeck
Starting fromStudland Bay
Description from

The Knoll House

Area
Visits to the Website664
Views of 'Full' Record1335

'Follows a route near Bovington along country lanes and through leafy woodland and heathland. This circular trail starts and finishes at Bovington's famous Tank Museum, taking in Lawrence of Arabia's home at Clouds Hill and his last resting place - the cemetery at Moreton.'

Category Purbeck
Navigate the Website>>> The Lawrence of Arabia Trail
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromBovington Camp
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website736
Views of 'Full' Record1584

'The North Dorset Trailway now extends from Sturminster Newton to Spetisbury, providing an off road trail for walkers, cyclist etc. The opening of the latest section, between Stourpaine and Blandford, proved to be a triumphant day with hundreds of people attending by various means of transport.' Unfortunately the Website originally cited here (and the North Dorset Trailway Network?) seem(s) no longer, so I have cited instead a page from Dorset for You (where at the time of Review it was noted that the NDT Leaflet 'is currently being updated').

Category North Dorset
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromSturminster Newton
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website846
Views of 'Full' Record1770

Working for a Round Harbour Trail  'There are now five way marked linear walks around the harbour and a sixth that will be way marked shortly. Each walk is described by a leaflet that can be bought from local tourist information offices or downloaded from the walks page of this web site where there are also another 13 circular walks highlighting some of the key points of the trail.

Category Poole
Starting fromPoole Harbour
Area
Visits to the Website654
Views of 'Full' Record1221

'The Definitive Map records the location and status of all recorded public rights of way. A Definitive Statement goes with the map and gives the start and end points and sometimes decription of the route.'

Category Poole
Navigate the Website>>> Rights of Way Map [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Borough of Poole

Area
Visits to the Website705
Views of 'Full' Record1020

'An excellent 7.5 mile walk which takes in Portland Bill, the quarries, Verne Prison and give a variety of great views, including views over Weymouth Bay, Portland Harbour and a fantastic view along the Jurassic Coast to St Alban's/St Aldhelm's head. No ascents or descents of any significance.'

Navigate the Website>>> Portland Circular
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromSouthwell Business Park
Description from

Andy Pedrick Jurassic Jaunts

Area
Visits to the Website518
Views of 'Full' Record1013

'Follow in the footsteps of a medieval priest as you walk along the ancient track known as the Priest's Way. It passes between quarries and across open fields with spectacular views along the way. The walk finishes near one of Dorset's most famous pubs, the Square & Compass. ALERT The Link has been changed from that originally used.

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromSwanage
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website753
Views of 'Full' Record1424

'The Purbeck Plod was introduced in 1965 and ran yearly through to 2002. Our Group re-introduced the walk in 2008 adding the options of a 25 mile run and a 16 mile walk ... The challenge isn't just in the distance. There are a lot of climbs along the way. On the 25 mile route these add up to about 4,300 feet and on the 16 mile route, they add up to about 2,700 feet.' Challenge now usually held Late June/Early July.

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromSwanage Pier
Area
Visits to the Website592
Views of 'Full' Record1616

'The route travels from Wareham to Corfe Castle, then eastwards to Ballard Down, then south and westwards along the South West Coast path to Chapman's Pool, then north to Corfe Castle.'

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromWareham
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website904
Views of 'Full' Record1694

'Provides a pleasant, traffic free 3.5km walk or bicycle ride from Westham Bridge in the heart of Weymouth's town centre to Ferry Bridge.  From there you can continue 0.8km along the traffic free Portland Beach Road route to the Chesil Beach Visitor Centre.  A further 2.3km will take you to Fortuneswell on Portland.' The Friends of the Rodwell Trail and Sandsfoot Castle work in partnership with Weymouth and Portland Council in the development and management of the Trail.

Distance (miles)4
Starting fromWestham Bridge, Weymouth
Description from

Alan Edwards

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website704
Views of 'Full' Record1413

'The South Dorset Ridgeway Partnership brings together people from many interests and backgrounds in an inspiring programme to learn about, care for and enjoy this special place. When you stand on the South Dorset Ridgeway you are surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in England.  Everywhere you look you see history in the landscape; this is one of the most important pre-historic landscapes in Europe.'

Category West Dorset
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromWest Bexington
See also

South Dorset Ridgeway [National Trails]

Area
Visits to the Website652
Views of 'Full' Record1518

'Follows the path of the river Stour in Dorset. This website explores some of the most beautiful sections of this path. Starting at the source of the river Stour at Stourhead, then past Fiddleford Mill, down from Wimborne to Canford and then from Christchurch to Mudeford Spit and the sea.'

Category Salisbury
Distance (miles)64
Starting fromStourhead, Stourton
Description from

Bill Rees

See also

Stour Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area
Visits to the Website806
Views of 'Full' Record2731

'Follow the trail of paintings of Swanage by its famous visiting artists ...'

Category Purbeck
Starting fromSwanage
Description from

Carlotta Barrow

See also

Swanage Trails [Dorsetforyou]

Area
Visits to the Website578
Views of 'Full' Record1310

'A walk with a nice mix of conifer plantation and open heathland. The start and finish of the route takes you close to Stephens Castle. The view from the lookout spans across East Dorset to the coast.'

Category East Dorset
Navigate the Website>>> Walking Routes and Trails >>> Walking in East Dorset >>> East Dorset Walks Pack >>> Route 8 Verwood [PDF]
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromVerwood
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1316
Views of 'Full' Record5820

'Four self guided, circular walking routes along the River Winterborne with links into medium and long distance routes.'

Category North Dorset
Navigate the Website>>> Winterbourne Walks Leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromWinterbourne Strickland Post Office
Description from

Dorset AONB

Area
Visits to the Website622
Views of 'Full' Record1981

'Novelist E. M. Forster thought the Purbeck Hills were the best vantage point from which to survey England at its most beautiful. Corfe Common gives fine castle views and an insight into history, while nearby Hartland Moor is perfect for escaping the rat race in search of tranquility.'

Category Purbeck
Navigate the Website>>> Things to See and Do
Starting fromCorfe Castle
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website572
Views of 'Full' Record1378

'Stretching from Wareham to Sturminster Marshall, the Wareham Forest Way walking route travels through some of the less well known landscapes of north Purbeck and East Dorset ... From Sturminster Marshall, you can join the Stour Valley Way or North Dorset Trailway to explore the rest of Dorset.'

Category Purbeck
Navigate the Website>>> Wareham Forest Way
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromWareham
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website650
Views of 'Full' Record1677

'In April 2007, inspired by the writings of Thomas Hardy, I travelled on foot from Win Green to Weymouth. The journey was one of great contrast, reaching to the very heart of Hardy country. Along the way I passed through landscapes associated with the novels, poems and short stories: Cranbourne Chase, the valley of the Stour, the chalk ridge south of the Blackmoor Vale, the Frome valley, the coastal uplands ... '

Category Dorset
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromWin Green, near Shaftesbury
Description from

Southern Walks

Area
Visits to the Website668
Views of 'Full' Record1458

'Magnificent ridge-top route crossing Dorset's rural heartland.'

Category North Dorset
Distance (miles)63
Starting fromAshmore
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website816
Views of 'Full' Record1407

'Why not come on one of the Wessex Wanderers Railway Walks over the summer (between May and October each year) and have a great day out?  This is a great way to enjoy the combination of travelling by train and going to a different area and exploring the countryside.'

Category Dorset
Area
Visits to the Website1045
Views of 'Full' Record1544

'This walk starts in the medieval village of Wimborne St Giles, reputedly the first place in Britain that cabbages were grown. Cranborne Chase spans out from the top of Harley Down, overlooking Ackling Dyke and Gussage All Saints.'

Category East Dorset
Navigate the Website>>> Walking Routes and Trails >>> Walking in East Dorset >>> East Dorset Walks Pack >>> Route 12 Wimborne St Giles [PDF]
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromWimborne St Giles Village Hall
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website794
Views of 'Full' Record2572

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  57. Caernarfonshire
  58. Caerphilly
  59. Caithness
  60. Calderdale
  61. Cambridge (City)
  62. Camden
  63. Cannock Chase
  64. Canterbury
  65. Cardiff
  66. Carlisle
  67. Carmarthenshire
  68. Castle Morpeth
  69. Castle Point
  70. Causeway Coast Glens
  71. Central Bedfordshire
  72. Ceredigion
  73. Charnwood
  74. Chelmsford
  75. Cheltenham
  76. Cherwell
  77. Cheshire East
  78. Cheshire West and Chester
  79. Chesterfield
  80. Chichester
  81. Chiltern
  82. Chorley
  83. Christchurch
  84. City of Aberdeen
  85. City of Dundee
  86. City of Edinburgh
  87. City of Glasgow
  88. City of London
  89. Clackmannanshire
  90. Colchester
  91. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  92. Conwy
  93. Copeland
  94. Corby
  95. Cotswold
  96. County Durham
  97. Coventry
  98. Craven
  99. Crawley
  100. Croydon
  101. Dacorum
  102. Darlington
  103. Dartford
  104. Daventry
  105. Denbighshire
  106. Derby (City)
  107. Derbyshire Dales
  108. Derry City Strabane
  109. Doncaster
  110. Dover
  111. Dudley
  112. Dumfriesshire
  113. Ealing
  114. East Ayrshire
  115. East Cambridgeshire
  116. East Cornwall
  117. East Devon
  118. East Dorset
  119. East Dunbartonshire
  120. East Hampshire
  121. East Hertfordshire
  122. East Lindsey
  123. East Lothian
  124. East Northamptonshire
  125. East Renfrewshire
  126. East Riding of Yorkshire
  127. East Staffordshire
  128. Eastbourne
  129. Eastleigh
  130. Eden
  131. Elmbridge
  132. Enfield
  133. Epping Forest
  134. Epsom Ewell
  135. Erewash
  136. Exeter
  137. Falkirk
  138. Fareham
  139. Fenland
  140. Fermanagh Omagh
  141. Fife
  142. Flintshire
  143. Forest Heath
  144. Forest of Dean
  145. Fylde
  146. Gateshead
  147. Gedling
  148. Gloucester (City)
  149. Gosport
  150. Gravesham
  151. Great Yarmouth
  152. Greenwich
  153. Guildford
  154. Hackney
  155. Halton
  156. Hambleton
  157. Hammersmith Fulham
  158. Harborough
  159. Haringey
  160. Harlow
  161. Harrogate
  162. Harrow
  163. Hart (Hampshire)
  164. Hartlepool
  165. Hastings
  166. Havant
  167. Havering
  168. Hereford (City)
  169. Hertsmere
  170. High Peak
  171. Hillingdon
  172. Hinckley Bosworth
  173. Horsham
  174. Hounslow
  175. Huntingdonshire
  176. Hyndburn
  177. Inverclyde
  178. Inverness-shire
  179. Ipswich
  180. Isle of Anglesey
  181. Isle of Man
  182. Isle of Wight
  183. Isles of Scilly
  184. Islington
  185. Kennet
  186. Kensington Chelsea
  187. Kettering
  188. Kincardineshire
  189. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  190. Kingston upon Hull
  191. Kingston upon Thames
  192. Kinross-shire
  193. Kirkcudbrightshire
  194. Kirklees
  195. Knowsley
  196. Lambeth
  197. Lancaster
  198. Leeds
  199. Leicester (City)
  200. Lewes
  201. Lewisham
  202. Lichfield
  203. Lincoln (City)
  204. Lisburn Castlereagh
  205. Liverpool
  206. Luton
  207. Maidstone
  208. Maldon
  209. Malvern Hills
  210. Manchester
  211. Mansfield
  212. Medway
  213. Melton
  214. Mendip
  215. Merioneth
  216. Merthyr Tydfil
  217. Merton
  218. Mid Devon
  219. Mid East Antrim
  220. Mid Suffolk
  221. Mid Sussex
  222. Mid Ulster
  223. Middlesbrough
  224. Midlothian
  225. Milton Keynes
  226. Mole Valley
  227. Monmouthshire
  228. Montgomeryshire
  229. Moray
  230. Nairnshire
  231. Neath Port Talbot
  232. New Forest
  233. Newark Sherwood
  234. Newcastle upon Tyne
  235. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  236. Newham
  237. Newport
  238. Newry Mourne Down
  239. North Ayrshire
  240. North Devon
  241. North Dorset
  242. North Down Ards
  243. North East Derbyshire
  244. North East Lincolnshire
  245. North Herefordshire
  246. North Hertfordshire
  247. North Kesteven
  248. North Lanarkshire
  249. North Lincolnshire
  250. North Norfolk
  251. North Shropshire
  252. North Somerset
  253. North Tyneside
  254. North Warwickshire
  255. North West Leicestershire
  256. North Wiltshire
  257. Northampton (Borough)
  258. Norwich
  259. Nottingham
  260. Nuneaton Bedworth
  261. Oadby Wigston
  262. Oldham
  263. Orkney Islands
  264. Oxford (City)
  265. Peeblesshire
  266. Pembrokeshire
  267. Pendle
  268. Perthshire
  269. Peterborough
  270. Plymouth
  271. Poole
  272. Portsmouth
  273. Preston
  274. Purbeck
  275. Radnorshire
  276. Reading
  277. Redbridge
  278. Redcar Cleveland
  279. Redditch
  280. Reigate Banstead
  281. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  282. Ribble Valley
  283. Richmond upon Thames
  284. Richmondshire
  285. Rochdale
  286. Rochford
  287. Ross-shire Cromartyshire
  288. Rossendale
  289. Rother (Sussex)
  290. Rotherham
  291. Roxburghshire
  292. Rugby
  293. Runnymede
  294. Rushcliffe
  295. Rushmoor
  296. Rutland
  297. Ryedale
  298. Salford
  299. Salisbury
  300. Sandwell
  301. Scarborough
  302. Sedgemoor
  303. Sefton
  304. Selby
  305. Selkirkshire
  306. Sevenoaks
  307. Sheffield
  308. Shepway
  309. Shetland Islands
  310. Shrewsbury
  311. Slough
  312. Solihull
  313. South Ayrshire
  314. South Bucks
  315. South Cambridgeshire
  316. South Derbyshire
  317. South Gloucestershire
  318. South Hams
  319. South Herefordshire
  320. South Holland
  321. South Kesteven
  322. South Lakeland
  323. South Lanarkshire
  324. South Norfolk
  325. South Northamptonshire
  326. South Oxfordshire
  327. South Ribble
  328. South Shropshire
  329. South Somerset
  330. South Staffordshire
  331. South Tyneside
  332. Southampton
  333. Southend-on-Sea
  334. Southwark
  335. Spelthorne
  336. St Albans
  337. St Edmundsbury
  338. St Helens
  339. Stafford (Borough)
  340. Staffordshire Moorlands
  341. Stevenage
  342. Stirling
  343. Stockport
  344. Stockton-on-Tees
  345. Stoke-on-Trent
  346. Stratford-on-Avon
  347. Stroud
  348. Suffolk Coastal
  349. Sunderland
  350. Surrey Heath
  351. Sutherland
  352. Sutton
  353. Swale
  354. Swansea
  355. Swindon
  356. Tameside
  357. Tamworth
  358. Tandridge
  359. Taunton Deane
  360. Teignbridge
  361. Telford Wrekin
  362. Tendring
  363. Test Valley
  364. Tewkesbury
  365. Thanet
  366. The Scottish Borders
  367. The Vale of Glamorgan
  368. Three Rivers
  369. Thurrock
  370. Tonbridge Malling
  371. Torbay
  372. Torfaen
  373. Torridge
  374. Tower Hamlets
  375. Trafford
  376. Tunbridge Wells
  377. Tynedale
  378. Uttlesford
  379. Vale of White Horse
  380. Wakefield
  381. Walsall
  382. Waltham Forest
  383. Wandsworth
  384. Warrington
  385. Warwick (District)
  386. Watford
  387. Waveney
  388. Waverley
  389. Wealden
  390. Wellingborough
  391. Welwyn Hatfield
  392. West Berkshire
  393. West Cornwall
  394. West Devon
  395. West Dorset
  396. West Dunbartonshire
  397. West Lancashire
  398. West Lindsey
  399. West Lothian
  400. West Oxfordshire
  401. West Somerset
  402. West Wiltshire
  403. Westminster
  404. Weymouth Portland
  405. Wigan
  406. Wigtownshire
  407. Winchester
  408. Windsor Maidenhead
  409. Wirral
  410. Woking (Surrey)
  411. Wokingham
  412. Wolverhampton
  413. Worcester
  414. Wrexham
  415. Wychavon
  416. Wycombe
  417. Wyre (Lancashire)
  418. Wyre Forest
  419. York (City)

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