Looking for some Great British adventure inspiration? You're in the right place. Here you'll get an independent, ad-free lowdown on Britain's top 50 adventure locations - the online yin to the paper yang of our Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map.
Why Go To The Dorset Coast?
Dorset is not just home to famous knobs of various types - it's got a classy coastline too. Just some of the things you can do on the Dorset coast that you can't do anywhere else...
- Enjoy stunning beaches, cliffs and coastal features like Old Harry Rocks, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove
- Hike a good chunk of the South West Coast Path, England's longest national trail
- Head a few miles inland to see a hill carving of a giant with an enormous penis
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Yes, yes, Broadchurch and The Jurassic Coast... The view of 18-mile Chesil Beach and Portland from Abbotsbury could be as satisfying as victory in the annual Dorset Knob Throwing contest. Spectacular coastal features like Lulworth Cove, Old Harry Rocks and Durdle Door add to the already impressive array of sandy beaches and swimming spots, strung together on the South West Coast Path. The Dorset coast's highest point is also the highest on the entire south coast: Golden Cap (191m). Lording it proudly over a valley a few miles inland is the Cerne Abbas Giant.
The essential journey in these parts is the South West Coast Path, which begins or ends in Dorset. As well as bits of Devon and all of Cornwall's coast, the SWCP includes all the iconic parts of the Dorset coast, such as Old Harry Rocks...
Dorset hut life (as featured across the pond by Outside Online)...
Getting To The Dorset Coast, Maps & Guides
Getting there: 2.5 hours by car from London, same by train.
Travel times from where you are: See the Dorset Coast on Google Maps.
Tourist board: Visit Dorset.
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Britain's Best Outdoorsy Bits... Mapped!
Liking what you see, but fancy keeping it old school with an actual paper map? Our Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map features all of Britain's best outdoorsy bits (including the Top 50), plus some enjoyably random and vaguely useful stuff too. Available either as a 2-sided fold-out map or a framed wall map (office furniture and fake plants not included).