5 Of The Best Outdoor Activities In Dorset

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This is a sponsored post, created in collaboration with Lyme Bay Holidays.

If your idea of a holiday is strapping on some walking boots and heading up a mountain, or perhaps taking to the seas with a fishing rod in tow, then Lyme Bay Holidays have some inspiration for you. Dorset is a haven for those who love spending time in the outdoors, and we’ve put together five fantastic outdoor activities, perfect for the thrill seekers.

White Cliffs In Dorset

The fantastic Dorset coastline


The endless rural countryside and rolling hills that surround the towns and villages in Dorset, make it a paradise for walkers. If you’re looking for a challenge, then why not set off on the South West Coast Path; 630 miles long and providing some incredible views, this path is arguably one of the best long-distance walking routes in the world.

If you’re looking for a less ambitious route, then there are plenty of shorter walks suitable for all abilities. Make sure you research routes thoroughly and stay on designated paths if you’re new to hiking. As part of your hiking holiday, you may want to live like a local in Dorset Holiday Cottages which provide the perfect base after a day on the mountain; what could be better than putting your feet up by the log burner in the evening, and planning your route for the next day?

Coastal Walking In Dorset

Explore The Waters

Taking to the waters can be the perfect way to relax a day away. Whether you want to charter a boat and spend the day fishing and relaxing on deck, or perhaps want to be more adventurous with a water sport activity – there’s plenty on offer in Dorset.
For those looking for the best fishing spots, the many lakes and rivers, provide perfect spots, or perhaps head down to the beach and cast a line – you can even do some rockpooling whilst you’re at it!

Fishing Boat Dorset

Adrenaline Kicks

If you’re looking for the ultimate adventurous holiday, then you’ll want to explore some of the many outdoor activities Dorset has available. From ziplining to coasteering, quad biking and even axe throwing – there’s something for everyone!

Its important to ring ahead to make sure the activities are running at the time of year you plan to travel, and if there are any limitations you need to be aware of. Booking ahead of time can also help to secure you place and don’t miss out on any adventurous endeavours whilst you’re visiting.

Kite Surfing In Dorset

On Your Bike

For the avid cyclist, Dorset is a destination not to miss. If you want a challenge, then rolling hill climbs and meandering through remote villages could be the routes for you. However, if you’re looking for a slower pace, taking your bike to one of the stunning beaches and hopping on a trail could be ideal.

Before you set off on your cycling route, make sure to do your research and check the terrain for suitability. You’ll want to make sure the route is not too ambitious and suits your abilities, to ensure safety.

Cycling In Dorset

Fossil Hunting

Famed for the Jurassic Coast, Dorset is the place to be if you want to unearth a fossil or two. Head down to Lyme Regis or Charmouth and see what you can find. It’s important to read the rules on fossil hunting and what you can and can’t remove from the beach, as some may have restrictions.

The top tip when fossil hunting is to be patient and take your time, it’s all about what you can spot! You can incorporate a fossil hunt in a day out walking to make a day of it!

Fossil Hunting In Dorset

There are many reasons to visit Dorset and spend time in the outdoors, so if you’re looking for your next holiday destination, with a touch of adventure, then look no further!


Disclosure – this is a Sponsored Post in collaboration with Lyme Bay Holidays. This blog post may contain links to the sponsor.

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