Dorset walks are internationally renowned, whilst its coast and countryside boasts over 4,700 well-signed and waymarked footpaths, bridleways and byways to explore. These paths meander and intertwine across Dorset, linking photogenic villages, cosy pubs, lush meadows and rocky coves. There is plenty to explore.
Dorset Rock Climbing. The cliffs of Swanage and Lulworth on the Dorset coast are excellent climbing destinations. Swanage has great adventurous trad climbing and some sport climbing, whilst Lulworth is great for deep water soloing (DWS) as well as sport climbing.
With 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, clifftop horse rides along National Heritage sites and 3000 acres of forest and heathland, there is some of the most stunning riding in the UK. Local riding schools offer both group rides and private riding so that you can make the most of your experience.
An abundance of quiet scenic trails, off-road routes and wonderful scenery make cycling in Dorset something very special and providing the perfect destination for your holiday or short break.
Dorset offers a wide range of stunning cycle routes that appeal to all fitness levels.
With much of Dorset being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whatever route you go on you’ll be blown away by Dorset’s wondrously diverse landscape.
KAYAKING & SUP
Nowhere does nature appear so diverse as at the coast revealing all its moods. The coastline of The South Coast – An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty- contains 63 beaches and rivers. From the most popular with facilities, to secluded bays and isolated coves, as well as an abundance of caves and gullies to explore. The diversity of the Dorset coast means there are plenty of Dorset beach destinations with their own unique charm and character to explore, from miles of sweeping golden sand to secluded private coves and everything in between.
Lots of areas to kayak or SUP and plenty of places to hire if you don't have your own.