Winter walks in Dorset

Here are some suggestions of favourite wintry walks. There's plenty of places choose from with coastal rambles, formal garden strolls and countryside walks.

The garden facade of Max Gate

Fancy exploring Hardy Country by foot? 

Take a stroll in Hardy's footsteps with our walking trails to retrace his steps.

Brownsea Island winter view

Stretch your legs

From March 17 Brownsea is open every day, 10 - 5pm providing a perfect opportunity for a refreshing walk along the cliff tops or through Brownsea's woodlands.

Thorncombe Woods in its autumnal beauty

A walk in Hardy's footsteps

Enjoy a walk through Hardy's woods with this selection of trails.

Ruby Red Devon cattle at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

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.

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.

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

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.

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.