We are lucky in Dorset that we have some stunning countryside with around 3,000 miles of public rights of way to explore.
Walking is a great way to see the varied landscape of Dorset, from countryside vistas to towns & villages and coastal paths.
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Walking routes and trails
Find information about the short and long distance walking routes in Dorset's countryside.
Regular short guided health walks take place every week throughout Dorset to help keep you fit and healthy. These free walks offer a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people.
Open access in the countryside
Open access gives everybody the right to visit mapped access land on foot. You don't have to stick to paths and you can enjoy walking, running, watching wildlife, picnicking, flying kites - or simply sit and enjoy the view.
Public rights of way
There are almost 3,000 miles of public rights of way in Dorset, made up of approximately 4,700 footpaths, 1,700 bridleways and 37 byways open to all traffic.