Here are some suggestions of favourite wintry walks. There's plenty of places choose from with coastal rambles, formal garden strolls and countryside walks.
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.
An easy walk that starts from Eye Bridge and includes walking along a beautiful stretch of the Stour river with some interesting bird life.
Take a stroll in Hardy's footsteps with our walking trails to retrace his steps.
Enjoy a walk through Hardy's woods with this selection of trails.
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 three mile walk from Langdon Hill car park
A fascinating walk discovering the history, flora and fauna of the ancient Iron Age hill fort of Badbury Rings and The Oaks wood.
The National Trust has partnered with Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB to bring you exclusive winter bird boat tours of Poole harbour and the island.