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    Dorset's best coastal pub walks

    The excellent pubs along the Dorset coast complement the walking on this superlative stretch of the South West Coast Path. Each walk incorporates a stretch of the South West Coast Path, and starts and finishes close to a superb pub. Combined they cover the very best stretches of Dorset’s coastline, one of great natural beauty and variety. The pub walks here are also ordered from west to east, starting with Lyme Regis and finishing at Studland. All the pubs are situated either right on the coast or a short distance inland — some in coves and harbours, others right on the beach — and almost every one is open all day. With the pubs open all year and the walking good in all seasons, Dorset’s iconic Jurassic Coast is a year-round destination.   
  • Lyme Regis to Poole Harbour

    The ten walks featured here highlight the best short circular walks along Dorset's iconic 'Jurassic Coast' section of the South West Coast Path. The Dorset coast is perhaps the most varied of the whole south western peninsula, encompassing glorious beaches, towering cliffs, detached stacks, long shingle banks and picturesque coves and inlets. The handiwork of man both past and present is there too, in settlement, quarrying and even oil extraction. But there is little to detract from the coast’s overall beauty — and the coast’s huge range of habitats is reflected in the sheer abundance of flowers and wildlife you’ll experience along the way.  
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