16 easy-to-follow circular walks in Dorset

Sixteen easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Dorset of all grades in Walk Grade Order


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Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
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Walk do101 Swyre Head and The Jurassic Coast from Durdle Door

Coastal walk to a superb Limestone arch

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,234ft (376m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do103 Eggardon Hill from Askerswell

Impressive Hill Fort

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:630ft (192m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk do108 Stinsford, Puddletown Forest and Hardy's Cottage from Higher Bockhampton

The heart of Wessex

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:643ft (196m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk do114 Stinsford and Hardy's Cottage from Higher Bockhampton

The heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:499ft (152m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk do118 Abbotsbury Castle and Chesil Beach from West Bexington

Magnificent views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:811ft (247m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk do122 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Great Hill from Winterbourne St Martin, Martinstown

Fine ridge walk with expanding views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,037ft (316m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do126 Ringstead Bay, Durdle Door and The Jurassic Coast from Lulworth Cove

Coastal walk to a superb Limestone arch

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,191ft (363m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do128 Littlebredy from Abbotsbury

Superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,158ft (353m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do139 Athelhampton from Tolpuddle

A stroll through history

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:322ft (98m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk do141 Abbotsbury Castle, West Bexington and Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury

Superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,070ft (326m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do142 St Aldhelm's Head (St Alban's Head) from Worth Matravers

One short, steep ascent to magnificent views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:754ft (230m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk do133 Hardy's Cottage and Puddletown Forest from Higher Bockhampton

The heart of Wessex

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:561ft (171m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk do111 Abbotsbury Castle and Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury

Superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:994ft (303m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do105 Black Down (Hardy Monument) via Corton Down from Winterbourne St Martin, Martinstown

Fine ridge walk with expanding views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:847ft (258m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do115 Corfe Castle and Houns Tout Cliffs from Worth Matravers

Iconic Castle and Cliffs

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5mls (15km)
Ascent:1,388ft (423m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk do110 Melbury Osmond and Melbury Park from Evershot

In the footsteps of Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:558ft (170m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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