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Visitors kayaking near Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay, Dorset
Visitors kayaking near Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay, Dorset | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

Outdoor activities in Dorset

Get active this autumn with outdoor activities at a National Trust place near you in Dorset. There's plenty of places to exercise and embrace the crisp, fresh, air this season.

A flavour of some of the outdoor activities in Dorset

Discover all the best activities near you in Dorset including cycling, horse riding and running.

Visitors kayaking on the sea past the Old Harry Rocks, Purbeck Countryside, Dorset

Outdoor activities at Studland Bay 

There are endless opportunities for adventure at Studland Bay, Dorset, where you can explore the water in kayaks, the beach on horseback and the nearby countryside on bikes.

Children finding a geocache box of treasure at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Outdoor activities at Ringstead Bay 

The beach, coast path and unspoilt countryside makes Ringstead Bay an ideal place to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

A small child is adding the finishing touches to a den at Fontmell and Melbury Downs, Dorset

Learning at Fontmell Down: The Forest School 

The Forest School at Fontmell Down is a private woodland hired out exclusively for the use of schools and community groups. Find out more about the learning experience on offer.

Oystercatcher on the quay at Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset

Wildlife watching on Brownsea Island 

Take a walk on Brownsea Island, Dorset, and encounter a variety of birds and other wildlife that calls this island sanctuary in Poole Harbour, home.

Runner on the South West Coast Path, Studland, Dorset

Outdoor activities at Golden Cap 

From bracing walks with breathtaking views to angling and geocaching, there's lots to do around the Golden Cap estate.

Two visitors explore the Kingston Lacy estate on bikes on a sunny summer's day

The woodland trail at Kingston Lacy 

Discover the woodland, resident wildlife and historic carriage drive of the Kingston Lacy estate with this circular trail for walkers and cyclists.

Walking, Cycling
DistanceMiles: 2.9 (km: 4.64)

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    An early morning view across Corfe Castle, Dorset in winter

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