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Dorset Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Dorset walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

Listed below are the best places to walk in Dorset. The hikes range from easy circular walks to longer and more demanding routes. All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have GPX files. The walks feature attractive countryside and glorious coast. Many of the major features of the Jurassic Coast, attractive villages, historic houses and churches, and the remains of interesting Iron Age settlements are included in the list. The coastal walks feature sections of the South West Coast Path National Trail, which provides excellent walking with ever changing coastal vistas.

1004Durdle Door & Lulworth Coveeasy2.50
2145Houns-tout Cliff from Kingstoneasy3.50
3389Bindon Hill and the Fossil Forest from Lulwortheasy/mod4.00
1549Golden Cap from Seatowneasy/mod4.00
1597The White Horse & Sutton Poyntz from Osmingtoneasy/mod4.00
2925St Aldhelm's Head near Worth Matravers easy4.10
2391West Bay & Burton Cliffeasy4.50
1533Gad Cliff, Povington Hill & Tynehameasy/mod4.50
2733Plush & Wessex Ridgewayeasy/mod4.70
1551Seatown and Charmouth via Golden Cap easy/mod5.00
3748Southover Heath from Tolpuddleeasy5.00
2580Golden Cap & Charmoutheasy/mod5.00
3523Abbotsbury & Portesham Circulareasy5.20
1634Old Harry & Ballard Down from Studland easy/mod5.30
2771Lyme Regis & Uplyme Circulareasy/mod5.50
1889White Nothe from Ringstead Bayeasy/mod5.80
1868Plush from Piddletrenthideeasy/mod6.00
3695Hambledon Hill & Hod Hill from Shrotoneasy/mod6.00
2189Sherborne Park & Oborneeasy/mod6.00
1550Charmouth & Lyme Regis Circular easy/mod6.00
2289Abbotsbury Castle and Chesil Beach from Abbotsburyeasy/mod6.00
3265★☩Eggardon Hill from Powerstockeasy/mod6.30
3396Agglestone & Old Harry Rocks from Studlandeasy/mod6.40
1331Kimmeridge & Tynehameasy/mod6.75
1328Minterne Magna & the Cerne Giant from Kettle Bridgeeasy/mod6.75
1329Durdle Door & White Nothe from Lulworth Covemoderate7.00
3286Dancing Ledge & Durlston Head from Langton Matraverseasy/mod7.00
2370The Fleet from Langton Herringeasy/mod7.00
3673Rawlsbury Camp, Lower Ansty, Hilton & Bulbarroweasy/mod7.20
3629Eggardon Hill from Lodersmoderate8.40
1613Studland & Old Harry Rocks from Sheel Bayeasy/mod8.50
2565Littlebredy from Abbotsburymoderate8.50
2448Ackling Dyke from Sixpenny Handleyeasy/mod8.60
1995Houns-tout & Swyre Head from Kimmeridgemoderate8.70
2827Rodden & Langton Herring from Abbotsbury easy/mod9.20
2575Durdle Door & Lulworth Covemoderate10.00
2579Purbeck Coast from Swanagemoderate10.00
2440White Nothe & Moigns Down from Osmingtonmoderate10.50
1534Swyre Head & Tyneham Cap from Kimmeridgemoderate11.75
2568Egmont Point & Kimmeridge Bay from Tynehammoderate14.00

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Dorset Guide

Dorset is a beautiful county for walking with a varied landscape including chalk downs, limestone ridges, low-lying valleys and a glorious coastline. Predominantly rural in character the walking offers wonderful views and pretty villages. Much of the coast is part of the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site due to its geological significance, including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door.

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