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A-Z of WALKS and CATEGORIES

Area: Dorset

'The routes are distinctly waymarked and have been planned to be easy to follow in either direction.' The walks are between five and seven miles each.


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Category West Dorset

'Whilst the Dorset Coast Path evolved over many years before receiving official recognition as part of a National Trail, the Solent Way was devised as recently as 1982 to be Hampshire’s lasting con ...
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Category Purbeck

Details of six Walks around and about Cattistock ranging in length from 3 to 9 miles.


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Category West Dorset

'The Trail can be started at any point but starting from Dorchester will enable you to walk the entire length of the trail.'


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Category West Dorset

'It tells the story of the life of the common working folk who have lived off the land here for thousands of years.'


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Category Purbeck

'From the earliest days of life on earth, dinosaur footprints have been found here; while evidence of human habitation dates back to almost as far as the end of the last Ice Age. Travelling around ...
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Category Purbeck

'Do you have a favourite walk you would like to share? Please send us any details on walks with information on distance, terrain, number of stiles together with any images and we'll be delighted to ...
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Category North Dorset

'We lay on coaches from Swanage to Weymouth on the morning of the event - last coach 7:45am - at a cost of £8.00 in addition to the event entry fee. Coach details on the confirmation e-mail. Regist ...
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Category 2: 26-50 Miles

'Our group consists mainly of men in the 30 to 70 range. We do occasionally have women on our walks and they are always made welcome.'


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Category Dorset

'If you would like to be a member of the Dorset Local Access Forum (DLAF), find out about what's involved and how to apply to be a member. Be part of the team that helps develop Dorset's p ...
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Category Dorset

'Four clearly waymarked Trails, each with its own information leaflet provide an ideal introduction to Durlston. All Trails begin at the Castle. A network of Public Footpaths criss-cross the site, ...
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Category Purbeck

'This first stretch of the England Coast Path - which has been awarded the prestigious Inspire Mark by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games - will provide a legacy ...
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'From the car park at the top of Spread Eagle Hill, you can embark on many circular walks across the chalk downland. It's a fantastic place to spot butterflies and orchids, which thrive here ...'...
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Category North Dorset

Fossil Hunting Walks for Grown Ups 'You don't have to have kids to enjoy a fossil hunting trip with Chris, previous clients have been singles, couples, friends, hen party groups, birthday ...
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Category West Dorset

'A wealth of wildlife can be seen in and beside the river. This includes the iridescent flash of a Kingfisher, the bright yellow Marsh Marigold, Water Crowfoot and Brown Trout. At present the trail ...
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Category West Dorset

Gillingham Walkers 'is for anyone interested in walking in company around the Gillingham, Dorset area. We welcome everyone who wants to walk, particularly if you have never done much walki ...
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Category North Dorset

'The Festival offers a wide variety of walks throughout the week with two walks a day over nine days. There are short walks, accessible walks and longer rambles to suit all abilities ... ...
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Category North Dorset

'The Way begins at Hardy's birthplace and its circuit ends over 200 miles later in the nearby Stinsford churchyard where his heart lies buried. En route there is a wealth of interest in history, wi ...
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Category West Dorset

'The nine excursions that follow are of various durations, none lasting longer than an afternoon: [1] Agglestone - - - : [2] Old Harry Rocks - - - : [3] Ballard Down - - - : [4] Swanage - - - : [5] ...
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Category Purbeck

For the uninitiated who haven't come across this walking madness beforeThe Long Distance Walkers Associatio ...
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Category Dorset

'Lulworth Castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon, built the Castle in order to en ...
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Category Purbeck

'The routes range in distance from 3/4 mile to 5 miles and are easy to follow. The walking routes are waymarked on the ground with round posts with the appropriate coloured band. However, a detaile ...
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Category East Dorset

'The North Dorset Trailway Network is a Charity that is dedicated to extending and improving the Trailway, which is largely made up of sections of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway which ...
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Category North Dorset

'If you wish to extend your walk, you could take a detour to Dancing Ledge or to the lovely picturesque village of Langton Matravers. Both are well worth a visit. The National Trust that l ...
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Category Purbeck

'Some of the highlights along the route include visiting the delightful town of Wareham surrounded by the Saxon Wareham Walls. Then the landscape and its wildlife completely changes across Stoborou ...
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Category Purbeck

'Anybody who wants to attend and is capable of going the distance is welcome to come on any Ramblers’ walk.  However, the Area Introduction Walks Programme is primar ...
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Category Dorset

'The trail is managed by The Parrett Trail Partnership.'


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Category West Dorset

'Follows the track bed of the old Weymouth to Portland Railway for two and a quarter miles between Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth at Westham Halt to just beyond Wyke Regis Halt at Ferry Bridge. The line ...
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'There are a number of ways in which you can explore the Ridgeway for yourself. Why not take a walk in some beautiful countryside with outstanding views, listen to an Audio Trail or watch one of th ...
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Category West Dorset

'Swanage has a rich cultural heritage: the beauty of the unique coastline and town have drawn artists of international stature to paint here, including Walter Field, Charles Conder, Paul Nash, Mark ...
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Category Purbeck

'Dorset’s internationally renowned coast and countryside boasts over 300 miles of well-signed and waymarked footpaths, bridleways and byways to explore.'


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Category Dorset

14 PDF Route Cards: 'The maps show not only the highlighted routes in yellow but also show all other footpaths and bridleways. Places of significant interest and refreshment stops are also highligh ...
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Category East Dorset

'Weymouth and Portland is a local government district and borough in Dorset, England. It consists of the resort of Weymouth and the Isle of Portland, and includes the areas of Wyke Regis, ...
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[1] Corfe Common History Walk - - - : [2] Castle Views from Castle View - - - : [3] The Purbeck Ridgeway - - - : [4] Corfe Castle and Grange Arch Walk - - - : [5] Tramway Tramp


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Category Purbeck

'Breathtaking views and shady glades, an Iron Age hill fort and lots of wildlife make this a truly memorable walk. You can start the walk at either end of the route as it is signposted in both dire ...
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Category Purbeck

'The towns and villages of Wessex are those of Dorset, lightly fictionalized. This walk visits some of them: Weatherbury (Puddletown), Mellstock (Bockhampton), Casterbridge (Dorchester), Overcombe ...
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Category North Dorset

'Chalk downland, greensand ridge and clay vale. The majority of the route follows the top of a ridge but there are some sections which are steep, particularly when dropping down into the chalk vall ...
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Category North Dorset

'Walks are led by experienced volunteer members of the Ramblers' Association and begin from stations along the wonderfully scenic "Heart of Wessex" railway line (which is 87 miles long ...
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Category Dorset

'West Moors has a population of around 7,500 and is a vibrant community. It is surrounded by (and with access to) many conservation sites and can be described as having a rural character w ...
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Category East Dorset

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