Walking routes and trails
Find information about the short and long distance walking routes in Dorset's countryside.
Walking is easy and anyone can get involved. It can be as simple as walking round the corner to your local park or spending the day walking along the South West Coast Path. By simply picking up a OS map you can find out were the public rights of way are in your area.
If you want to know what the different way markers mean check out our pages on public rights of way. There are also links to an online map which will show you where the rights of way are.
If you don't fancy finding your own route, we have produced a number of way marked trails across the county.
Walking in Christchurch
Find routes and maps for walking trails in and around Christchurch.
Walking in East Dorset
From the gentle Castleman Trailway to the Wareham Forest Way there are a variety of walks to suit everyone.
Walking in North Dorset
Find routes and maps for walking trails in North Dorset
Walking in Purbeck
Walking routes of varying length around Purbeck's towns, countryside and coast. Something for everyone, with all walks linking to public transport to make your day out completely car free.
Walking in West Dorset
West Dorset has over 300 marked walking routes to choose from. Whether you favour sea views and coastal scenery or unspoilt outlooks across the county's beautiful countryside, you will find a walk to suit you.
Walking in Weymouth and Portland
Find walks and trails around Weymouth and Portland.