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Get active in Dorset's great outdoors

With locations including Studland Beach, Kingston Lacey and Golden Cap – the National Trust have some stunning scenery to enjoy in Dorset.

This winter, why not #JoinMe at a local property to move more. From conservation volunteering to training to run 10km in ten weeks – there’s something for everyone! Read on to see what’s on offer:

Outdoor Gym Guide

The National Trust has created a 31-day exercise plan, and guide to Outdoor Gyms to see you through January.

Exercising outside is priceless, even at this time of year when many of us just want to stay inside and hibernate. Just five minutes in the outdoor gym every day can lead to an immediate improvement in mood and self-esteem, as well as physical fitness

Download the Outdoor Gym Guide


Community Woodland Day - coppicing at Langton West Wood – 1st February 10.30am – 3.30pm at Acton Car Park. No need to book, just turn up and stay for an hour or more. Enjoy a hearty fire and work for your wood (chop and take home a bag of firewood) Contact Colin for more information or to check if going ahead if it’s very wet and windy.



Tel: 07795 812 149

Events at Studland Beach

Studland Coastodians

Sat 18th January 10.30am until lunchtime or stay until 3.30pm. Beach clean in the morning followed by a conservation task in the afternoon. No need to book, just turn up with a packed lunch. Learn more.

Mindfulness meanders

Enjoy a three-hour walk and mindfulness with Anna, a yoga and mindfulness instructor on 19th January 9am-12. Price: £20. Learn more.

Doggy splash

Group dog walk on Studland Beach taking place on 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 11-12 at Knoll Beach – free but parking charges apply for non-members. Learn more.

Coastal change walks

Monday 13th & 27th January 1.30pm – walk and talk with a coastal NT expert. Relaxed & sociable at Knoll Beach, £5. Learn more. 

Nordic Walking

An introduction to Nordic walking with Lynne from NordicWalkingUK – Mon 20th January £20 12.30-4pm. Learn more.

Nordic walking on the Jurassic Coast with Lynne from NordicWalkingUK and a coastal NT expert for a walk, talk and food in the café – 11th January and 25th January 9.30-1pm. £25. Learn more.  

Train in 10

Train to run 10km in ten weeks with the support of expert coaches. Starts 23rd February, culminating in the Trust10 on the 19th April. £50 for the 10-week programme. Learn more.


Sunday 26th January – our monthly 10km running event starting at Knoll Beach in Studland (free, parking charges apply for non-members) – always looking for marshalling and stewarding volunteers. Learn more.

History walk and talk tours at Corfe Castle

11th & 25th January 11-12.30pm and 1.30-3pm. Join Pam White, local historian, to revisit the Castle’s rich history on this walk and talk tour. Free event but normal admission charges apply to non-members. Learn more.

Walking routes

Explore all National Trust walking routes in Dorset. Learn more.

These are perfect for winter wanders. Learn more.

And these will put a spring in your step. Learn more.

Running routes

Golden Cap 10km. Learn more.

Studland 10km. Learn more.

Cycling routes

Kingston Lacy woodland cycle trail. Learn more.

Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, we offer cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start). You can hire a bike for £2.50. Learn more.

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