Summer walks in Purbeck

From the historic landscape around Corfe Castle to the rolling chalk hills, the golden sands of Studland to the rugged sea cliffs near Spyway, Purbeck offers something for every walker on routes short and long.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks walk

Breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast and unique rock formations await you on this circular walk.

A family walking on Corfe Common with the castle in the background

Corfe Common history walk

A moderate circular walk exploring the historic landscape around Corfe Castle.

Children running along the sand dunes trail at Studland Beach, Dorset

Studland Beach sand dunes trail

A family-friendly marked circular trail through the dunes. Look out for the seahorse sculpture, great sea views and wildlife along the way.

A view towards Corfe Castle from the Purbeck Ridgeway

The Purbeck Ridgeway walk: Corfe Castle to the coast

This walk along the roof of Purbeck takes in Corfe Castle and Old Harry with the option to return by steam train on the Swanage Railway (when operating).

Visitors birdwatching at the Rees Cox Hide in Studland, Dorset

Studland woodland walk

On this walk in the woods, discover some of the birds and animals that make Studland their home.

The South West Coast Path in south Purbeck

South Purbeck cliffs walk

A walk on the south Purbeck cliffs in Dorset including Spyway Barn, Dancing Ledge, East Man and Worth Matravers.

Sea views from south Purbeck

Spyway Sea Saunter

This flat, circular walk in south Purbeck takes you out across rich grasslands with great sea views and some unusual sculptures.