Dorset and the Countryside
Dorset and the Countryside

Visit Dorset can give you a host of ideas for things to do throughout the county.

From the dramatic contrast of gentle river valleys to wild heathland, historic market towns and ruined castles the countryside surrounding Poole is an area worth exploring.  
The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers just over 40% of Dorset.

Take the ferry across the harbour entrance and visit The Purbecks,  stopping off at the beach at Studland, a NT nature reserve of  sand dunes and heath which runs all the way to Old Harry Rocks - a chalk stack alongside dramatic cliffs.  The Purbeck area includes; Lulworth, Swanage, Studland, Wareham, Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Langton and Worth Matravers, Wool and many other picturesque villages, all worth a visit.

Inland the countryside is a haven for walkers, historians and for those just looking for a great cream tea!Take in countryside which still evokes the settings of the Thomas Hardy novels or visit one of the many market towns and picturesque villages.

There's so much to do you'll have to visit us again to discover it all. Get out and explore Dorset. link will open in new window

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