Dorset is a wonderful county to walk in. The absence of high hills, with nowhere in the county over 305 metres, suggests it is easy walking. However, you do not have to go too far to find some challenging walking country. Equally there are parts of the Dorset countryside suited to more leisurely strolls.
For those attracted to coastal paths there are some fine routes along the Jurassic coast, with the South Coast Peninsula footpath running the length of the county’s coastline. In land there is magnificent walking in the Purbeck Hills and West Dorset retains rural charms with a network of footpaths connecting rural communities.
To the north of the county, bordering Wiltshire, are the chalk downs of Cranborne Chase with its network of ancient droves and numerous burial mounds.
The table below provides a link to each of my Dorset walks, or the interactive map can be used to identify a walk; this website is still in the development phase and more walks are being added every week.
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|Lambert’s Castle and Carey’s Castle||Lambert’s Castle||3.4|
|A Walk Around Dottery and Allington Hill||Bridport||6.0|
|Country Lanes to the North of Bridport||Bridport||6.1|
|Exploring Forest and Heathland from Affpuddle||Affpuddle||6.5|
|A Circuit from Melplash to Powerstock||Melplash||6.9|
|Burton Bradstock to West Bexington||Burton Bradstock||7.1|
|On the Purbeck Way from Corfe Castle||Corfe Castle||7.4|
|Burton Bradstock from Bridport||Bridport||7.6|
|Godlingston Heath and Newton Heath||Studland||8.1|
|Eype Down from Bridport||Bridport||9.0|
|Bagging Trig Points on the Purbeck Hills||Kimmeridge||11.3|
|Cranborne Common from Martin Down||Martin Down||18.9|
|A Roman Road and Ancient Droves from Martin Down||Martin Down||19.8|
This grading is based on my judgement for each walk and should only be used as a rough guide.
Interactive Map of Dorset Walks
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© Walking Moonraker (2023)
All information on this site is provided free of charge and in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of damage, loss or injury which might result from it. To the best of my knowledge the routes are entirely on public rights of way or within areas that are open for public access.
Walking can be hazardous and is done entirely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check your route and navigate using a map and compass.