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Distance6.48km Vertical gain+115m Vertical drop-116m Duration2h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Worth Matravers - Dorset

A short Dorset walk in the Isle of Purbeck enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery of St Aldhelms Head. The route uses a section of the South West Coast Path and is an ideal choice for a sunny afternoon.

Distance14.65km Vertical gain+198m Vertical drop-200m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Abbotsbury - Dorset

A Dorset walk that explores the pleasant landscape to the east of the pretty village of Abbotsbury. The ropute includes a section of the South West Coast path including a potion along the shores of West Fleet, the lagoon behind Chesil Beach.

Distance5.82km Vertical gain+62m Vertical drop-59m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Iwerne Minster - Dorset

A gentle exploratory ramble along nearby footpaths with pleasant views. Nothing onerous.

Distance3.33km Vertical gain+133m Vertical drop-133m Duration1h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in West Lulworth - Dorset

Lulworth Cover and Durdle Door are two of the best known features of Dorset's Jurassic Coast. This short walk includes some uphill walking but the path is good and well graded.

Distance8.4km Vertical gain+165m Vertical drop-162m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Studland - Dorset

A short Dorset walk that takes in some of the wonderful geological features of the Jurrassic Coast close to Studland. The walk also provides wonderful views across Swanage Bay.

Distance6.33km Vertical gain+271m Vertical drop-265m Duration2h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Charmouth - Dorset

This linear Dorset walk follows the South West Coast Path from Charmouth to Seatown. The coastal scenery on this part of the Jurassic Coast is dramatic and the walk includes the highest point on the Dorest Coast at Golden Cap.