Summer walks in Dorset

Walking in Dorset in the summer is a treat. You'll fine amazing views across coast and countryside, woodland glades, history and archaeology galore and flora and fauna in abundance. Why not try one of our favourite summer walks?

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks walk

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

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 view towards Corfe Castle from the Purbeck Ridgeway

The Purbeck Ridgeway - Corfe Castle to the coast

A walk along the roof of Purbeck taking in Corfe Castle and Old Harry with the option to return by steam train on the Swanage Railway

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

Corfe Common History Walk

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

Lakes and Heathland walk, image 2 Brownsea Island

Lakes and heath walk, Brownsea Island

Starting at the picnic shelter, this short walk passes through some of the most beautiful and varied habitats on Brownsea including heathland and woodland. A perfect walk for wildlife watching and keen photographers.

View towards Portland from above Cogden on an overcast day

The Cogden Circular

An easy circular walk at Cogden, Burton Bradstock including a stretch of the South West Coast Path.

A marsh fritillary butterfly close up

Hod Hill butterfly walk

An easy walk around half of a hilltop Iron Age hill fort, after either a steep slope ascent or a longer ascent up a gentler slope.