Walks and trails
Find long and short distance walking trails in your area.
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
This walk pack has been designed to help you explore and enjoy the rich and diverse landscapes, towns and villages that East Dorset has to offer. There are a range of routes from flat easy walks for families to more challenging hilly ones.
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 routes linking to public transport to make your day out completely car free.
Walking in West Dorset
Find routes and maps for walking trails in West Dorset.
Walking in Weymouth and Portland
Find walks and trails around Weymouth and Portland.
Cycling routes and maps
Six Dorset towns are leading the way forward in turning their footpaths, bridleways and streets into a free exercise gym with the aid of new Active Travel Maps.