We love nothing more than putting on our boots and enjoying a brisk winter walk to work up our Christmas lunch appetite on Christmas Day, or to burn off some of those extra calories consumed at this time fo year.
Here are our top 5 spots for a Christmas walk in Dorset.
1. Old Harry Rocks
Dramatic white cliffs and panoramic views ensure Old Harry Rocks is a firm favourite for a winter's day walk. Afterwards, cosy up in the Bankes Arms for a cheeky tipple by the fire.
2. Abbostsbury Castle
Walk through 5000 years of history high above the coastline along the South Dorset Ridgeway. This Stone Age route is peppered with archaeological remains.
3. Poole beaches
With 3 miles of promenade, Poole beaches are the perfect playground for families with children or pets. Wrap up warm and enjoy a flask of tea whilst you perfect your sandcastle building technique for summer.
4. West Bay
The dramatic East Cliff of West Bay has been made famous by the TV series Broadchurch. Chris Chibnall wrote Broadchurch “as a love letter to the scenery of the Jurassic Coast which used key landmarks as part of its story."
5. Hengistbury Head
At the eastern end of Dorset, Hengistbury Head is always popular with walkers. Test out your new toys on the giant lawn at the bottom or race to the top of beautiful views of Christchurch, Mudeford and the Isle of Wight.