Cycling is the perfect way to discover all that Dorset has to
offer - from quiet country lanes which weave their way through picturesque
seaside towns to more challenging off-road routes where you
can explore the depths of the Dorset countryside. Why not hop on two
wheels and visit a Dorset
attraction or stop off for a
pub lunch on the way?
For suggested routes have a look at Poole Harbour Trails or Dorset Cycling
Swanage diving school has been on Swanage Pier since 1958.
Apart from being the longest established dive school in England,
it is also one of the south coasts best loved
and is generally accepted as being one of the
best shore dives in the UK.
With the sea quite literally 5 metres from their door, where better to either
learn to dive or continue your diving education? Mike Potts Diving at Divers
Down Swanage regularly run
at every level, from 'try
dives' under the pier to technical diving courses further offshore.
Dorset Gliding Club, situated close to the Purbeck Hills is a friendly local club
that welcomes visitors and new members. The club is affiliated to the British Gliding Association.
If you are interested in gliding and would like to find out more then please browse their site or why not pay
them a visit or apply for a trial lesson.
Wareham Golf Club is an established eighteen hole golf course in the Isle of Purbeck in the heart of Dorset.
Originally a nine hole course, but as you go out from the 8th to the 18th,
you play on the newer part of the course, which has superb views across Poole Harbour, Wareham Forest and Corfe Castle.
The Jurassic Coast, is the first ever site to be inscribed as a 'natural' World Heritage Site. It spans 95 miles of
dramatic coastline from Dorset to East Devon and includes a range of world-renowned fossils of all types.
The cliff exposures provide an almost continuous geological 'walk through time' spanning the Triassic, Jurassic
and Cretaceous periods - it's like a time capsule holding 185 million years of the Earth's history.
All along the coast you'll find picturesque towns and villages, that
have lots of local attractions and events.
Many Dorset towns offer a range of services directly related to the
conservation of the Jurassic coast and are all destinations in themselves.
The Dorset coast is blessed with miles of beautiful, award-winning beaches.
Whether you're after clean, safe waters for your family, or you want
breathtaking scenery for a walk along the coastline, Dorset offers the lot.
Your visit to Dorset is the perfect opportunity to swim or explore the shores of all the area's beaches from Highcliffe to Lyme Regis.
There are many places to visit in
Dorset. Whether you are visiting for a day out or on holiday, there are lots
of things to do.
Dorset is a place of natural outstanding beauty with some breathtaking walks
It has some of the best beaches in the UK with miles of
There are also quiet nature reserves, stunning countryside, beautiful gardens, parks, vibrant seaside towns and quaint villages.
For suggested routes have a look at Poole Harbour Trails
If you prefer something a bit more wet and wild then Dorset has everything from
kitesurfing and powerkiting, sailing and windsurfing to diving
angling - Dorset is home to some of the hottest
|More Cool Places
The people at coolplaces.co.uk have put together an excellent guide to places to visit and things to do in east Dorset.
Well worth a look!
Cool places in East Dorset.
They have a similar one for Bournemouth & Poole. They are about ten miles from The Retreat.