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Distance4.03mi Vertical gain+377ft Vertical drop-381ft 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.

Distance9.1mi Vertical gain+650ft Vertical drop-656ft 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.

Distance3.62mi Vertical gain+203ft Vertical drop-194ft Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Iwerne Minster - Dorset

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

Distance2.07mi Vertical gain+436ft Vertical drop-436ft 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.

Distance5.22mi Vertical gain+541ft Vertical drop-531ft 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.

Distance3.93mi Vertical gain+889ft Vertical drop-869ft 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.

Distance20.24mi Vertical gain+1844ft Vertical drop-1837ft Duration10h40 Extreme Extreme
Starting pointStarting point in Chideock - Dorset

If you want beaches, cliffs, woodlands and meadows and a walk that will test your fitness, this is the one for you.