Top 5 places to enjoy a winter walk in Dorset
- Upton County Park Poole Road, Poole, BH17 7BJ
Free admission, car-parking charges apply The award winning Upton Country Park makes for a lovely family walk and day out. With over 140 acres of parkland, this makes for the perfect place to take the dogs for a walk as well as offering plenty to do for children such as the woodland play trail. In addition, there are tearooms within the beautiful grounds too so you can enjoy a spot of lunch or afternoon tea after your winter walk.
- Durdle Door at Lulworth Cove
Durdle Door Holiday Park, West Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5PU
Free admission, car-parking charges apply The stunning Durdle Door arch and beach is part of the Lulworth Estate and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. This walk is sure to take your breath away this winter thanks to the amazing coastal views from the high up walking paths, which have been created by people since the Stone Age times. Dogs are allowed on Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove throughout the year.
- Old Harry Rocks
Handfast Point, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AX
Free admission, free parking Situated just 3 miles South of Poole and Bournemouth, at the Southern end of Studland Bay, Old Harry Rocks is one of the most well known landmarks on the South Coast and makes for a picturesque winter walk. Managed by the National Trust, they are part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and you can walk to Old Harry along the South West Coast.
- Moors Valley
Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET.
Parking charges apply An amazing day out for all the family, perfect for children, dogs and family, adventurous fun! Walking routes range from ¾ of a mile to 5 miles and are easy to follow thanks to the colour bands and explore map. Moors Valley is also home to the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure if you are looking for to try something different and add some awesome adventure to your weekend!
- Kimmeridge Bay
Kimmeridge, Wareham BH20 5PF Kimmeridge Bay boasts some of the most impressive geology on the Jurassic Coast as well as being home to some of the area’s most accessible marine wildlife. The natural limestone ledges extending out into the bay make it easy to view life on the shore and in the shallow waters, making it a wonderful location for rockpooling. The Fine Foundation Marine Centre explores the exceptional marine life found on this part of the coast, and features interactive displays and a variety of aquaria.
This travel blog was written by Lucy App. For latest exclusive Elite Living deals for the Dorset area, click HERE