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The Countryside of Dorset

Discover the countryside of Dorset on holiday or on your doorstep

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Dorset AONB
Covering over 40% of the county, the Dorset AONB includes some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in the country.

Countryside, coast and parks
Rights of way, walking, parks, coast & beaches and more on the council website.

The New Forest National Park
Discover Wildlife, Woodlands & Coastline on the official tourism site.

Dorset Wildlife Trust
Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserves are great places to see wildlife, often in the most picturesque parts of Dorset.

The South West Coast Path
Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an amazing experience.

Jurassic Coast Trust
The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset.

Dorset Environmental Records Centre
Collates, stores and makes available information about Dorset's wildlife.

Dorset Walks
A vast collection of walks, free to download and print.

Studland Nature Reserve, Dorset
Studland Nature Reserve, Dorset

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CoolStays in Dorset

Everything from secluded thatched cottages to cabins and lodges, country and coast houses, yurts, beach huts and lodges, treehouses and even an ancient converted railway carriage. You can be sure whatever you're looking for you'll find it here, and more besides! All with nature on your doorstep.

Dorset Hideaways

Beautiful cottages and self catering accommodation in stunning locations in the Dorset countryside and on the Jurassic coast. Prices from affordable to luxury and for all size parties from the solo traveller to larger parties. Special Offers go up to 20% off. 

Rural Retreats in Dorset

Rustic traditional cottages and converted barns, contemporary design properties, lighthouse cottages at Anvil Point and more, to suit all budgets and numbers of visitors.

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