Walks in Dorset

Here are some suggestions for Dorset's top walks to try this summer. There's plenty of places to choose from with coastal rambles, formal garden strolls and countryside walks with far reaching views.

A view towards Corfe Castle from the Purbeck Ridgeway

Walks near Corfe Castle

Walk in the footsteps of the castle builders, trek the Purbeck Ridgeway from Corfe Castle to the sea or discover wildlife and history of a different kind on Hartland Moor.

Your four legged friend can enjoy the new trail too

Walking on the estate

Did you know we have 8,500 acres of unspoilt countryside at Kingston Lacy? Why not download one of our 12 downloadable way-marked walks and start exploring?

Sea views from south Purbeck

Walks near Spyway

Stunning sea views and lush grassland criss-crossed by dry stone walls await walkers on the rugged coast of south Purbeck.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Walks near Studland Bay

The walk to Old Harry rocks is a favourite at any time of year while marked trails help you get close to nature at Knoll Beach. Explore the heathland or discover Studland’s Second World War history.

The top of Hambledon Hill with a pink tinged sky behind

Walking around the ramparts at Hambledon Hill

A challenging circular walk around the slopes and ramparts of Hambledon Hill, offering magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

Three female walkers on the top of Golden Cap on a cold, sunny day

Golden Cap: the short route

A three mile walk from Langdon Hill car park

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.

A female walker on the coast path near Burton Bradstock on a sunny day in early April

Burton Bradstock coast path walk

Enjoy a circular walk at Burton Bradstock which includes a stretch of the South West Coast Path with views of the Jurassic Coast.

View from Whitesheet Hill, Wiltshire

The countryside around Stourhead

Explore the 2,500 acres of unspoilt countryside at Stourhead. Discover more about some of the fascinating landmarks, wildlife and way-marked walking trails on the wider estate.