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5 Walks In The Yorkshire Dales

 

 Dorset Walks

Scroll down to see Dorset walks.

Dorset is perhaps most famous for its Jurassic Coast (England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site), where many unique and interesting fossils have been discovered and for providing TV and film locations, notably Broadchurch and Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel, Far From the Madding Crowd.

Inland, there is a wealth of interesting palces to visit, not least the iconic Corfe Castle and various stately homes and gardens. Over half the county is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Its 95 miles of coastline incorporate a number of outstanding sights, including Chesil Beach, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Old Harry Rocks.

It has a relatively benign climate as its neighbours to the west (Devon then Cornwall) soak up much of the strong westerly winds and it benefits from the "south east climate" which gets more sunshine than the rest of the country.

Not surprisingly, agriculture has been its mainstay over the centuries but tourism is now a major player. Dorset is one of the few British producers of ball clay, used in the ceramics industry.

The county also of course provides for some lovely walking, with the Purbeck Hills providing great inland and coastal views. The cliffs of Dorest are in many places extremely "crumbly" and prone to landslips. There have been fatalities and you should keep well back from any edges on your walks.

Dorset Reading List

Dorset Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

For an explanation of the "traffic light "rating see My Walks page.

Each symbol = 2˝ miles

The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.

Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks
Dancing Ledge and Anvil Point
St. Alban's Head
Swyre Head
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