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There’s nothing better than a winter walk in Dorset to blow away the cobwebs after a few days of Christmas indulgence.
Dorset is a magical location all year round and the perfect place for an invigorating winter walk. Picture crisp coastal scenery, wintry forests and fresh frosty countryside waiting to be explored.
It’s time to pull on your boots and wrap up warm for a rejuvenating winter walk in Dorset…
The Golden Cap is the highest point along the south coast, located between the delightful towns of Bridport and Charmouth. The Golden Cap Estate has miles of footpaths waiting to be discovered, all offering stunning coastal views and endless Dorset wonders.
Dominating the coastline at Lyme Regis, the Golden Cap is a stunning section of the Jurassic Coast. From the peak of The Cap, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views over Seatown, Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland.
One of our favourite walks in the area is the Golden Cap Short Walk, a three-mile walk from Langdon Hill Car Park. This short Golden Cap walk is perfect for the whole family and a popular winter walk in Dorset!
Distance: 3 miles (4.8km)
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
Starting Location: Langdon Hill Car Park, Morecombelake, Dorset, DT6 6EP (grid ref. SY412930).
Top Tip: After working up an appetite, walk down to The Anchor Inn from The Golden Cap for some delicious food and delightful views! The Anchor Inn is a charming cosy pub in Dorset, perfect for a winter’s day.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast as you complete the Old Harry Rocks Circular Walk. The famous rock formations, known as Old Harry Rocks, are one of the most famous landmarks along the South Coast.
The name Old Harry refers to the single stack of chalk standing furthest out to sea. There used to be another stack known as Old Harry’s Wife. However, erosion caused her to fall in 1896. Managed by the National Trust, the chalk formations are a popular attraction amongst walkers and are part of the iconic South West Coast Path.
Distance: 3.5 miles (5.6km)
Duration: 1-2 hours
Starting Location: South Beach Car Park, Studland, Dorset (grid ref. SZ037825).
Top Tip: Whilst you’re in the area, be sure to check out these five stunning towns and villages in Purbeck for a Dorset winter break to remember.
Lulworth Cove is world-famous for its unique geology and fascinating landforms. Formed over thousands of years from the combined forces of the sea and a river swollen by melting ice, Lulworth Cove is home to breathtaking scenery and crystal clear blue seas.
This beautiful secluded cove is a perfect place for a winter walk in Dorset. Offering stunning views across the iconic Jurassic Coast, the Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door Walk is a popular route showcasing the very best of Dorset.
Distance: 2 miles there and back (3.2km)
Duration: 1 hour there and back
Starting Location: Lulworth Cove, Main Road, West Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5RQ (grid ref. SY824799).
Top Tip: Durdle Door is one of the best locations in Dorset to enjoy a sunset. Relax and enjoy a magical moment along the Jurassic Coast, as the sun sets over one of the most photographed locations in the UK!
If you’re heading to Dorset this winter, for a refreshing winters walk, be sure to check out our range of holiday accommodation in the area. Our holiday cottages in Dorset are the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the delights of Dorset.