Autumn walks in Dorset

Why not head out on foot this autumn? Crunch through fallen leaves, breathe in the cool crisp air and see the best of this season's colours with these Dorset walks.

Walkers in woodland at Studland Bay

Walking at Studland this autumn

Experience Studland’s secret woodland where shy deer hide and the scent of mushrooms fills the air. See what you can spot from our bird hides then stop off at Knoll Beach café to warm up by the wood burning stove.

Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Dorset
Walking trail

Brownsea, Dorset 

Brownsea’s unspoiled landscape provides a peaceful haven for Autumn visitors. From sweet chestnuts and beeches to hazel trees and scarlet oaks from North America, there are a whole range of bright hues to enjoy. An easy walk around the island allows you to enjoy the autumn colours and sweeping coastal views.

A group of walkers in the fields above Cogden and Burton Bradstock

A winter nature walk at West Bexington

Enjoy a winter leg stretch on the Jurassic Coast and discover an area rich in wildlife.

The avenue of beech trees leading to Kingston Lacy

Walk at the Beech Avenue and Droves, Kingston Lacy

A walk round the network of droves and along 1835 Beech Avenue and back along the outskirts of the Kingston Lacy parkland.

St Stephen's Church on the Dorset's Kingston Lacy estate

Kingston Lacy Park walk from Pamphill Green

A walk from Pamphill Green through Kingston Plantation to Kingston Lacy House where you can view American hospital remains and St Stephen’s Church.

Rose hips along Heron Drove on the Kingston Lacy estate

Walk at Badbury Rings and High Wood, Kingston Lacy

Discover some of the history, flora and fauna of the ancient Iron Age hill fort of Badbury Rings and High Wood on this walk.

A lone walker in the long grass on the north rampart at Hod Hill

A circuit of Hod Hill

Perched high above a meander on the River Stour, this hill fort has wide ranging views over rural Dorset and is home to wildflowers and butterflies.

Sunlight shining through the trees onto the path around Langdon Hill

Langdon Hill walk

A circular woodland walk through the wildlife rich Langdon Hill woodland on the Golden Cap Estate in West Dorset, with coastal and countryside views.