Favourite Walks in Dorset

This page provides links to some of my favourite walks in the Dorset. You can access walk details by clicking on the link or via the interactive map below.

Tyneham

A walk along the Dorset coastline and a visit to the lost village of Tyneham. – Note this walk involves walking over military firing ranges so please observe the warning signs and flags.

Distance: 6 miles
Start Grid Ref: SY888811
Walk Grade: Easy/Medium
Total Ascent: 1,298 feet
Time: 2.5 – 3 hours

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Chesil Beach

A circular walk from Hive Beach along the Chesil Beach to West Bexington and Swyre.

Distance: 7 miles
Start Grid Ref: SY491888
Walk Grade: Easy/Medium
Total Ascent: 524 feet
Time: 2.5 – 3 hours

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A Circuit from Melplash to Powerstock

A circular starting at the Half Moon public house in Melplash and heading across some stunning countyside to visit Powerstock.

Distance: 7 miles
Start Grid Ref: SY484975
Walk Grade: Easy/Medium
Total Ascent: 1,249 feet
Time: 2.5 – 3 hours

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Steams Up

A circular walk from Corfe Castle along the Purbeck Hills towards Swanage.

Distance: 8 miles
Start Grid Ref: SY959824
Walk Grade: Easy
Total Ascent: 986 feet
Time: 3 – 3.5 hours

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First Cuckoo of Spring

A circular walk over parts of Studland and Godlinston Heath National Nature Reserve.

Distance: 8 miles
Start Grid Ref: SZ017818
Walk Grade: Easy
Total Ascent: 573 feet
Time: 3 hours

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Cracking Views

A circular walk on the Purbeck Hills starting near the village of Kimmeridge and visiting Corfe Castle.

Distance: 9 miles
Start Grid Ref: SY918800
Walk Grade: Easy/Medium
Total Ascent: 1,198 feet
Time: 3.5 – 4 hours

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Sunshine After the Rain

A circular walk from Washingpool Farm Shop follow a section of the Monarch’s Way and heading over the stunning Type Down to reach West Bay.

Distance: 9 miles
Start Grid Ref: SY460942

Walk Grade: Easy/Medium
Total Ascent: 1,053 feet
Time: 3.5 – 4 hours

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Bagging Trig Points on The Purbeck Hills

A circular on the Purbeck Hills taking in Swyre Head, Corfe Castle and Knowle Hill.

Distance: 11 miles
Start Grid Ref:
SY918800
Walk Grade: Medium
Total Ascent: 1,542 feet
Time: 4 – 4.5 hours

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10th February 2020

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