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.

Birdwatching at Studland Bay

Introduction to bird watching

Join a bird watching expert for an introductory session at Studland Bay. Discover the huge variety of birdlife we have in Purbeck, how best to find and spot them and learn about the ecology of the bay.

Sunrise at Studland Bay

Step into 2019 in Purbeck

Walking is a great way to experience the natural wonders of the Isle of Purbeck as well as starting the new year with a spring in your step.

Eye Bridge on the Kingston Lacy estate, Dorset

Walk at Eye Bridge, Kingston Lacy

An easy walk that starts from Eye Bridge and includes walking along a beautiful stretch of the Stour river with some interesting bird life.

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.

Thorncombe Woods in its autumnal beauty

A walk in Hardy's footsteps

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

View over the island lagoon

Poole Harbour Bird Boats 

Poole Harbour Bird Boats showcase the 2nd largest harbour in the world; Poole harbour, its islands and the wildlife that depends on it. These boats are a unique opportunity to see one of the best winter bird spectacles in the UK and gain exclusive access to Brownsea Island. Poole Harbour Bird Boats is a partnership between Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust and RSPB.