Dorset is a picturesque county in the South West of England on the coast of the English Channel. Most of its coastline forms part of the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site, due to its geological significance. It borders the counties of Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester and it also includes the once Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch within its borders. Bournemouth is the most populated town in the county.
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
BattleshipPortland, DT5 2AQ
Blacknor SouthWeston, Portland, DT5 2JR
Boscombe BeachBournemouth, BH5 1BN
Bournemouth BMX TrackIford Lane, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 5NF
Cave HoleOld Coastguard Cottages, Portland, DT5 2JT
Dancing LedgeLangton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LD
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Our favourite activities in Dorset
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Suitable for all ages, surfing is an accessible activity for all ages and with miles and miles of coastline to explore in the UK you’re never too far from the surf.
Sailing is not just for the elite, many providers offer skippered trips as well as training for beginners so you can explore the waters and coastlines of the UK (or wherever the wind takes you).
Enjoy unparalleled aerial views of the UK and experience the feeling of weightlessness as you soar through the clouds amongst the birds.