Dorset Country Walks

The New Forest

Designated a National Park – for more details.

The New Forest has something for everyone to explore, whether taking part in activity, visiting some of the towns and villages or going to one of the visitor attractions. Adults and children can enjoy exploring the forest on a walk or cycling, with many routes all round the area. With a whole variety of activities there is something for all tastes.

At Moors Valley there is something for everyone…

Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, experience a ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or even Go Ape on a high wire forest adventure swinging through the tree tops…

Moors Valley Country Park for details of the many attractions to be found at this beautiful country park.

Rights of Way

There are almost 3,000 miles of public rights of way in Dorset: 4,700 footpaths, 1,700 bridleways and 37 byways.

For a detailed map of ‘Rights of Way’ and footpaths through Dorset, go to