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Best walks in Dorest!

With over 300 miles of walking routes, trails and paths in Dorset it’s hard to decide where to go on your walking break, but here are some of our favourites in and around Weymouth.  

Want to know some of the best Autumn walks? The National Trust is celebrating their walking festival and have gathered up some of their favourite places to get hiking! They have a variety of different lists to choose from such as, colourful walks, dog friendly and much more.

You can also try the South West Coast Path Association has a number of themed guided sponsored walks taking place in September. For details check out their website here.

This also got us thinking – why not add some of our favourites to list! This week we’re looking at the best walks in Dorset!

We have four beautiful parks located down there, perfect for after your day exploring what Autumn has to offer…

The South West Coastal Path
Offering beautiful, unspoiled walks and breathtaking scenery including Durdle Door. Autumn is the perfect time to watch out for the migrating birds going South for winter. Take a walk up the fossil trail to the left of Lulworth, it’s steep but well worth the effort. Choose a short or longer route you’ll need a child back pack for small children.

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

The Rodwell Trail
This is a trail is great from families. Taking you along Weymouth’s old railway line so it’s flat, wheelchair and buggy friendly and can also be cycled. Stop at Sandsfoot Castle for a visit and a cream tea en route. Just over 2 miles.

Portland Quarry Trails
Follow the routes of horse-drawn trams and explore the quarry landscapes both past and new. Through tunnels and secret rocky gullies and ancient fossil forests. Look out for hidden sculptures on the way.  Choose a short or longer route and you’ll need a child back pack for small children.

Old Harry Rock!

Old Harry Rock!

Lodmoor
Lodmoor is part of the Lorton Valley Nature Park with it’s large reed bed and open water marshes these wetlands attract wildlife all year round. It’s a nice easy 2 mile circular walk and buggy friendly.

Studland Village to Old Harry Rocks
This infamous chalky headland has fabulous views across Poole harbour. The walk takes you along the undulating grassy cliff tops and conveniently starts and finishes at the Bankes Arms  with its very own Micro brewery. Just under 4 miles and you’ll need to put small children in a child back pack

Do you think these are the best walks in Dorset? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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