Dorset must rank as one of the most unspoilt counties in England. Dominating the landscape are the chalk downs open, sweeping, grassy uplands that stretch from the former forest lands of Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire and Hampshire borders right across the middle of the county to the coast.
The many ridge-top footpaths (including one starting from Cerne Abbas which ends with the Cerne Giant in all its glory) that cross these downs provide splendid walking and a succession of panoramic views.
This walkers guidebook has 28 circular, graded walks all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone. Some routes include the Lulworth Army Firing Range, but it is normally open on the weekends - check local notices for information. If you only have time for a couple of walks, the route including Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove has some of the most iconic scenery in Britain.