Walks from the track in East Devon and Dorset

Exmouth to Weymouth

The Desert Landscape of the Jurassic Coast

60 miles in 4 days at a fast pace

A breathtakingly beautiful stretch of coastline at the start of the 250 million years of geological history on view along the 90-mile Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. High cliffs looking like ancient desert escarpments change from red to white to gold as the path soars and plunges above a shingle shoreline famous for its fossils and birdlife and its tales of smugglers. The villages along the way are picturesque and well-resourced and the views in all directions are spectacular throughout. Find out more...

Weymouth to Bournemouth

The White Jurassic Coast

42 miles in 4 days at an average pace

An energetic hike high on the cliffs and ridges of the spectacular white limestone rocks of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, where the views take your breath away quite as much as the gradients! As well as the sweeping bays with their dramatic arches and headlands there are numerous fascinating snippets of history, from fascinating fossils through prehistoric forts and Roman temples to medieval abbeys, Tudor castles and deserted villages. The high chalk grasslands are full of vivid wildflowers and rare butterflies, and many different species of seabird nest on the limestone ledges. Look out for puffins and dolphins. Find out more...

Corfe Castle to Poole

The Jurassic Isle of Purbeck

19.5 miles in 2 days at a leisurely pace

 A gentle saunter around the Jurassic coastline of the Isle of Purbeck, starting inland at Corfe Castle, where the Normans built a stronghold in the strategic gap in the Purbeck Ridge, with far-reaching views in every direction. Dropping down to the coast through a green valley bright with gorse and blossom, you follow the Purbeck Heritage Coast through a landscape of chalk cliffs and limestone quarries, as well as spectacular chalk stacks offshore, and grasslands with more species of native and anciently-introduced wildflowers than in any other area of Britain. Find out more...