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Finding an activity you love is much easier than you think. Explore some of the best activity classes near you and discover your new passion!

  • Free

    The National Trust

    Running

    Fancy a morning run through the clifftop gardens of a 1920s villa? Or testing your fitness in the grounds of a medieval castle? Our free monthly 10k trail runs are a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery.
    Whether you’re training for a challenge or looking for a sociable jog in the fresh air, join us on the fourth Sunday of every month with an 8.30am registration and a 9am start. Remember to bring your own timer – we don’t have equipment to track runners’ times at the moment, but we’re working on it. Meet at the Knoll Beach Centre. Run registration is from 8.30am and café open from 9.30am October or 10am November to March).

    01929 450500
    studlandbeach@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Knoll Beach Centre
    Ferry Road, Studland, Swanage
    BH19 3AQ

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  • Purbeck Runners

    Running

    Purbeck Runners is a growing Running Club, which is now in it’s 6th year.
    We are based on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, and many of our runs take in The “World Heritage Coastline”.
    We are a very friendly bunch who very much enjoy socialising together and we welcome New Members & visitors to the area!
    Membership is open to all who live, work and visit the Isle of Purbeck. We welcome runners of all abilities from beginner to marathon runner! It is a great way to make new friends. We meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
    We are a very friendly bunch who very much enjoy socialising together and we welcome New Members & visitors to the area!
    Membership is open to all who live, work and visit the Isle of Purbeck. We welcome runners of all abilities from beginner to marathon runner! It is a great way to make new friends.


    ymwarner@aol.com

    The Centre, Swanage
    Chapel Lane, Swanage
    BH19 2PW

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  • Lytchett Manor Striders

    Running

    A small and friendly Dorset running club. We have several organised runs covering a range of abilities.

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  • Poole Runners

    Running

    Sundays Long Runs. If not taking part in a race (which are generally on a Sunday) we have a schedule of long runs which are normally between 10 miles and 15 miles. No one is left behind.


    The Kitchen, Poole Park
    Poole
    BH15 2SF

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  • Purbeck U3A

    Cycling

    Cycling for Softies. We are a friendly group who meet up for a leisurely cycle ride of 10 -14 miles in the local area. We go at the speed of the slowest rider and ride a mixture of on and off road routes. Walking up steep hills is always permitted!
    We typically start from a local pub, cafe or garden centre and return about 2 hours later for a coffee or similar. We always have a breather halfway round. Cycling with us is a lovely way of seeing more of the Purbeck area.
    Must be a member of the U3A before being able to take part in this group, and fee is a membership fee.

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  • Purbeck U3A

    Cycling

    Cycling for fun and fitness: This cycling group has been in existence since about 2005 and has grown into a popular and friendly group with members of mixed abilities.

    Members need to have a suitable and well maintained bike and be capable of basic mechanical repairs. A 'banana break' is made mid-way through rides and an optional refreshment stop is normally planned for at, or near, the end of the ride. Must be a member of the U3A before being able to take part in this group, and there is a membership fee.

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  • Purbeck U3A

    Cycling

    U3A Intermediate cycling group usually meets and sets off from a pub/cafe car park. We usually are 10 – 15 riders and we cycle for 2 - 2.5 hours on a mixture of on/off road. No special equipment needed. Must be a member of the U3A before being able to take part in this group, and fee is a membership fee.

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  • Free

    Dorset Cyclists Network

    Cycling

    Purbeck Freewheelers group. DCN promotes cycling as environmentally-friendly transport because it improves health, reduces air pollution and helps to relieve road congestion.

    We are not anti-car; many of us are car users who try to use a bike instead whenever possible in order to reduce our carbon footprint. We encourage our members to ride safely and with consideration for other road users.

    We work with local authorities trying to get improved conditions for cyclists, both for their safety and to attract more people to using bikes as transport.

    We speak mainly for people who cycle to work, school, the shops and other journeys including those who cycle for leisure.

    01929 554550
    purb@dcn.org.uk

    Purbeck Sports Centre
    Worgret Road, Wareham
    BH20 4PH

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  • Shell Bay Sailing Centre

    Sailing

    We are a small, friendly sailing school, situated on the Studland peninsula, at the entrance to Poole harbour, close to the southern side of the Sandbanks ferry. Shell Bay Sailing is an RYA recognised training centre. Contact form: http://www.shellbaysailing.co.uk/email.html

    07853 986345
    info@shellbaysailing.co.uk

    Ferry Road
    Studland
    BH19 3BA

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  • Studland Sea School

    Sailing

    Do you want to improve your kayaking skills on a one to one basis? Then why not take advantage of one of our experienced BCU sea kayak coaches, we offer bespoke tuition packages that can be tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements for groups and individuals.

    01929 450 430
    info@studlandseaschool.co.uk

    Studland HQ, Middle Beach
    Studland
    BH19 3AP

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  • Swanage Sailing Club

    Sailing

    Swanage provides the complete spectrum of weather conditions for sailing. In the Bay there is sheltered sailing for the novice whilst to seaward, high speed action for the more experienced sailor. There is a full sailing season with many cup races, exchange visits from other clubs, and Spring Summer and Autumn Series of races.

    01929 422987
    honsec@swanagesailingclub.org.uk

    Buck Shore
    Swanage, Dorset
    BH19 2AW

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  • Countryside Mobility South West

    Accessibility

    Arne is the RSPB's flagship heathland site, with a vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland, and a variety of special wildlife to see including dragonflies, sand lizards, ospreys, Dartford warblers and nightjars. Poole Harbour is next to the reserve, home to winter waders and wildfowl, including the largest wintering population of avocets in the UK. Explore the South West with freedom and ease. Access areas that may have been difficult or impossible in the past and experience everything that being outdoors in the region can offer.
    Countryside Mobility provides safe, enjoyable and easy access to the South West's countryside and visitor attractions for anyone who has difficulty walking, through an off road mobility scooter hire scheme.
    There are two nature trails to explore as part of this vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland. There is plenty to see all year round, with beautiful views across Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle, and the Purbeck Hills.

    01929 553360
    arne@rspb.org.uk

    Wareham

    BH20 5BJ

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  • Countryside Mobility South West

    Accessibility

    A fabulous 280 acre clifftop and countryside paradise, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The site includes a mosaic of nationally important wildlife habitats: sea-cliffs, downs, ancient meadows, hedgerows, woodland, and dry-stone walls. There are a number of trails that can be experienced on the Tramper.

    01929 424443
    info@durlston.co.uk

    Lighthouse Road
    Swanage, Dorset
    BH19 2JL

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  • Countryside Mobility South West

    Accessibility

    Lulworth Cove is one of the most iconic locations on the British coastline and thanks to our partners at the Lulworth Estate, an all-terrain scooter allows you to explore it in a way never possible before.
    This short but spectacular route offers clifftop views of Stair Hole, perfect for seeing the folded layers of rock, and takes you down to the crystal clear waters of the Cove. You'll understand why this coastline has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Afterwards you can find out more at the Heritage Centre and enjoy refreshments at one of many eating places in the village.

    01929 400587
    info@countrysidemobility.org

    Visitor Centre, Main Road
    Lulworth, Dorset
    BH20 5RQ

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  • Natural Choices - Discover Arne Walk

    Walking

    Discover Arne Walk: 2 hour walk around RSPB Arne taking in the fantastic wildlife and amazing landscape of the Purbecks.

    Waterproofs, suitable walking footwear, money for refreshments (cafe), binoculars (you can hire these from the shop if you don't have your own). Weekly. Wednesday. 10am-12noon. £3.00

    01929 553360
    beverley.lagden@RSPB.org.uk

    Car park, Arne Nature Reserve
    Wareham
    BH20 5BJ

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