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Countryside, parks and coast

Find out about Dorset's coast and countryside, country parks, sites and other open spaces including beaches, gardens, children's play areas, heaths and allotments. Plus events, outdoor activities and volunteering opportunities.

Parks and countryside

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Country parks, visitor centres, nature reserves, gardens, allotments and children's play areas in Dorset.

Activities in Dorset

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Things to do in Dorset including walking, cycling, horse-riding, sea and shore fishing and outdoor activity centres.

Get involved

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Volunteering, Apprentice Rangers, work placements, Local Access Forums and Friends groups.


Read more about Management
Land management, coastal management, trees, seats, grass cutting and site designations in Dorset.

News and events

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The latest news and events from the Dorset County Council's Coast and Countryside Service.
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