Places to explore

We are blessed with some exceptional outdoors spaces here in Dorset which are open to the public and offer green havens for us all to enjoy.

Whether you’re on foot, walking your dog, cycling, horse riding, running or just exploring and immersing yourself in nature, help us keep these places special by using the designated paths and following the countryside code and any signage you see.

Not all the sites are managed by the same landowner, so please make yourself aware of the dos and don’ts for each one before you visit.

Below is a map for you to find places to explore near you. Click on the location title or marker on the map for more info. Symbols are added to the site information when possible and kept under review. Check site information for local restrictions.