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Best Walks in Dorset

It's a bit hilly, but the walks are varied, from coast path to hilltop, and the views are always worth it. Here are three of the best walks in Dorset.

The Jurassic Coast

Well it had to be number one really, it would be difficult to visit Dorset and not be tempted by this World Heritage Site. And it lends itself to walking with organised fossil tours to find out how the amazing cliff formations came to be. Or you can wander off by yourself and discover the sites/sights for yourself. As one reviewer mentioned, the experience of finding your first fossil is one you will never forget!


Ant Hill Trail

As the name suggests, this is a nature trail that takes you through some of Dorset’s green and pleasant land. Meadows, pastures, streams and lakes between two nature reserves are stunning environments for fascinating insights into the local wildlife.


Bulbarrow Hill

Once you’ve walked the coast, and meandered through the countryside, survey your travels from the top of Bulbarrow Hill. It’s an Iron Age hill fort, so there’s lots to learn about, but never mind that because the panoramic view across five counties will take your breath away.

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