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

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Walking in sandals at Shapwick

Shapwick is a great place to catch your breath, with idyllic views and a great pub in which to relax in an area closely associated with Roman history.

Children and peahen walking in heather

Lakes and heath walk, Brownsea Island

Starting and ending at the owl barn - a great picnic spot - this short walk passes through the Brownsea countryside, down Beech Valley.

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.