BV Dorset walks – A selection of the best Dorset walks, aiming for big views and no roads.
Away from its famous Jurassic coast, Dorset is a county known for its beautiful landscapes, ancient tracks, and hidden valleys. With rolling hills, picturesque countryside, and that breathtaking coastline, it’s no wonder that it’s a popular destination for walkers and hikers. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, there are plenty of trails to explore in Dorset.
If you’re looking for a great way to discover the beauty of Dorset, the BV’s monthly “Take a Hike” feature is a great place to start. Each month, Laura and Courtenay Hitchcock create and walk a new route, which is then published in the magazine. The routes are usually in the rural heart of Dorset, are always circular, with as little road use as possible, and take in some of the most beautiful views in the area.
These walks are suitable for all levels of fitness and are usually between 9 and 12 miles long. However, if you’re looking for something less intensive, there are often shorter options available, ranging from 4 to 6 miles. What’s more, the routes are always reliable, having been recently walked by the Hitchcocks before being published in the magazine.
If you want to follow these routes for yourself, you can download the map or GPX file, or simply follow along with the free Outdoor Active website and app. You don’t even need to create an account to see the individual routes, although a basic one is free. This makes it easy for you to plan your own Dorset walks and discover the hidden gems of this beautiful county.
One of the great things about Dorset is that it’s a year-round destination for walkers. In the spring and summer, the countryside is bursting with wildflowers and wildlife, while in the autumn and winter, the changing colors of the leaves and the crisp, clear air make for a magical walking experience. Whether you’re looking for a challenging hike or a gentle stroll, Dorset has something to offer everyone.
So if you’re looking to explore the great outdoors and discover the beauty of Dorset, be sure to check out the monthly “Take a Hike” feature in BV magazine. With reliable routes, stunning views, and plenty of options for all levels of fitness, you’re sure to find your perfect Dorset walk.