Monday - Friday 9am - 6:30pm

Accessible walks in Dorset for all to enjoy!

Walking is good for our health and wellbeing, even beginners' benefit from being able to get out and explore our beautiful countryside.  

Having access to green spaces, to enjoy the fresh air while experiencing the sights, sounds textures and smells of nature with friends and family should be accessible to everyone.  

Walking routes are being improved to become more accessible to all. We are so lucky to have a variety of paths, routes and trails across the Dorset countryside which are suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs, and mobility aids; How good is that! 

Choose your walking trail 

Walk along the Jurassic Coast or view the Isle of Purbeck from a far – there are even walks that can be made into a fun-filled day out.  

Chesil Beach Boardwalk 

The boardwalk along Portland Beach Rd is suitable for wheelchairs and mobility vehicles. This stretch of land has spectacular views of Weymouth harbour. The Chesil beach centre has disabled access, parking, and toilets. Visit Chesil Beach. 

Durlston Country Park's Woodland Trail  

The Woodland Trail is one of the more accessible routes at Durlston. Around 1km in distance, these paths are suitable for people with impaired mobility or with a pushchair, wheelchair, or mobility. There are many paths are Durlston to enjoy, discover the parks full accessibility.

Kingston Lacy’ Woodland Trail 

The Woodland Trail at Kingston Lacy is a multiuse pathway, perfect for family outings as the route is fairly flat and both pushchair and wheelchair friendly. All visitors benefit from this path, whether its walkers or cyclists. Download the map and plan your visit. 

RSPB Arne 

Arne is a beautiful location for a countryside walk, where you can enjoy views of Poole harbour and discover exciting wildlife. The Shipstal Point Trail offers a 2.5 km level and firm surface, accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs. Find out how to get to Arne. 

Wareham Forest 

There are many tracks running through Wareham Forest, many of which are wheelchair accessible. The Sika Trail has good, flat surfaces and some gentle hills along the way – these walks are great for a family day out. Explore Wareham Forest. 

Swanage Seafront 

The walk along Swanage beach is all pavement which is completely flat and accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users. The seafront stretches for 1.6 km, with the option to walk on to Durlston Country Park. Make it a fun-filled day out in Swanage. 

Tyneham Village 

A 1 mile walk from Tyneham Village leads to Worbarrow Bay – part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The trail is short and flat which is ideal for those with pushchairs. You can make a day of it with a picnic, and enjoy a visit back in time by exploring the abandoned village. Discover Tyneham Village.

Studland village to Old Harry  

The path from Studland village to Old Harry Rocks is generally flat and easy, and nearby, Knoll Beach has wheelchairs to use on the beach. This walk can take your breath away with views of Studland, Swanage and particularly the rocks themselves. View more of the South West Coast Path. 

Upton Country Park 

There is a network of hard-surfaced wheel-friendly footpaths throughout much of the park. Upton Country Park has lots to explore through walking, from gardens, woodland, shoreline, and parkland. You could spend an hour or a day there – there is so much to see. Plan a visit.

North Dorset Trailway  

This walking, cycling and horse-riding route runs along the old Somerset and Dorset Railway line track, taking you back in time. The largest section of the path runs along a flat, surfaced three-metre-wide track suitable for pushchairs and mobility vehicles. Discover the North Dorset Trailway route. 

Looking for more fitness inspiration?

Sign up for support to get more active - we'll help you discover a fitter, healthier you. Just click to register.

 

 

How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

Your Favourites?

or register, to favourite activities that you want to try.

Welcome!

Is this the first time that you've used our services, or have you already registered with us? To allow us to best serve you, please confirm whether you're new to LiveWell Dorset, or if you've spoken to us before and may have an existing account.

Welcome back, it's good to hear from you again!

To speak to one of our dedicated team and get the help you require please request a call back. All call backs from this service are free of charge to both landlines and mobile.

Request a Call Back

Do you provide your consent to share your information with the LiveWell Dorset team – part of Public Health Dorset ?

When you register with LiveWell Dorset, we ask you some questions about you and your health (how much you smoke, how active you are, how much you drink and how much you weigh). We store that information and use it to shape our service offer to you – such as the advice we give or the extra services we connect you to. The only people who will see this information will be those involved in the delivery of the service and management of the data. If you would like to use extra services (such as slimming clubs and pharmacies) we have to share this information with them. For us to be able to put you in touch with these services, we must have your consent to share that information with the service (we’ll ask for that later, when if you sign up for extra services).

Before we can sign you up any further, we need to know:

  • You're happy for your personal information to be shared with LiveWell Dorset.
  • You understand what information may be shared and why, and that at times, our contact to you may be supported by technology partners, who have the same data protection standards and safeguards as we do
  • You acknowledge that you can withdraw your consent at any time by informing LiveWell Dorset.
  • You understand that if you do not give consent or withdraw consent then it could be difficult for us to connect you some of the services we offer.

If you require any more information to help you make your choice then please contact the LiveWell Dorset team on 0800 840 1628. All telephone conversations at LiveWell Dorset are recorded for quality and training purposes, and stored whilst you are registered as active within the service.

Yes I consent

Sorry we can't continue at the moment

Unfortunately we need your permission to store your personal information to help us to assess the best support we could provide or signpost you to. If at any stage you change your mind and are happy to provide your personal information please come back and visit us again.