walking in dorset

walking in dorset

There are nearly 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.

Highest point Lewesdon Hill 279 metres / 915 feet grid ref ST437012

bournemouth coast path 59 kilometres / 37 miles

Dorset Jubilee Trail

start Forde Abbey, Dorset grid ref ST362052

finish Bokerley Dyke, Dorset grid ref SU050187

145 kilometres / 90 miles linear walking route 


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stage 1 Forde Abbey to Beaminster

18.3 kilometres / 11.4 miles approx walking time 4 hours 30 mins

dorset jubilee trail stage 1


just beyond Yew Tree Farm turn left leaving the Monarch's Way

turn right at minor road to walk into the small hamlet of Cole's Cross. At the T junction turn right and shortly after turn left leaving the road.

Stoke Abbott

Parnham House


Stage 2 Beaminster


links South West Coast Path, Wessex Ridgeway, Monarch's Way, Macmillan Way, Hardy Way, Liberty Trail





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Jubilee Trail walk walking hiking trekking Dorset England

cranborne chase path 122 kilometres / 76 miles circular walking route

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avon valley path 55 kilometres / 34 miles linear walking route 

start Salisbury, Wiltshire grid ref SU143297

finish Christchurch, Dorset grid ref SZ160925


Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL22 New Forest

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 130 Salisbury & Stonehenge


stage 1 Salisbury train services to Woodgreen

20 kilometres / 12.45 miles approx walking time 4 hours 25 mins


Charlton All Saints

Hatchet Green


Stage 2 Woodgreen to Ringwood

19.5 kilometres 12.1 miles approx walking time 4 hours 5 mins


Harbridge Green




Stage 3 Ringwood to Christchurch train services 

16.2 kilometres / 10.1 miles approx walking time 3 hours 15 mins



links Stour Valley Way


The Avon Valley Path ISBN 086146088X


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Castleman Trailway

26 kilometres / 16 miles linear walking route

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