When visiting Dorset we want you to get the most out of the beautiful county that we love so much. There are many reasons to visit Dorset, with so much to do we do not want you to miss out on some of our favourite places.
Dorset has a variety of activities on offer from coastal walks to historical places of interest like Corfe Castle and fun filled days out for you and the family. After you have exhausted the main activities and want some time to relax and see exactly why Dorset is such a stunning a tranquil place, you should visit a few of our favourite places. We consider these two walks to be some of Dorset’s best kept secrets. These destinations are perfect for unwinding and also are great if you are on a budget as they are all completely free.
We are going to share with you some hidden treats that are perfect for free family days out and coastal walks. These walks are not known to many tourists so if you are going to visit please treat them with respect so anyone else that stumbles on them can enjoy the truly tranquil environment.
Rock Pooling at Mupe Cove
At Mupe Cove you can expect to enjoy a fantastic walk above Lulworth Cove on a clear day the views are incredible being able to see across land and sea. This is perfect for slightly older children as the hilly walk offers the freedom to explore Dorset’s historic coast line. It is also a fantastic spot for rock pooling allowing lots of exploring to be done. Wellies would be recommended so that the children can explore some of the creatures living in the natural pools be careful though it is their home.
If you are going by car you can find the nearest car park using post code BH20 5RQ. We would recommend traveling by bus as there is some great sites on route hop on the X53 Jurassic coast bus service.
This is a great adventure walk for all the family to enjoy. Chapmans pool is a walk along the limestone coastline with caves and ledges carved out through years of use. The caves have been used by pirates and smugglers in 18th and 19th century to hide their loot. This is great place to let the children’s imaginations run wild and explore what would have once been.
The nearest car park is Worth Matravers post code BH19 3LE. You can always stop by for some refreshments at the Square and Compass Inn this tavern dates back to 1752 and features a Fossil Museum to keep the kids entertained.
These are a just a couple of secret beauty spots in Dorset they are great for coastal walks and even better they don’t have to cost a thing, take a picnic and enjoy the day. If you are looking for more places to visit in Dorset for free please call us at the office prior to your visit, the team will be happy to use their local knowledge to advise you in some of the best things to do when visiting Dorset.
If you are visiting for a walking holiday or a coastal break with the family you can enjoy one of the many free activities and places to visit across this beautiful county. Have you booked your accommodation yet for your stay check out are last minute deals page for the latest availability and prices.