Jubilee Trail Guide 4th Edition Now Available
The 4th edition of the Jubilee Trail guide has been published see our Dorset Jubilee Trail page
Countryside Code Update
The countryside code pagehas been updated to include Covid 19 short versions of the code.
Please take note of the text about not having fires and BBQs.
The Ramblers Don't Lose Your Way Campaign
An estimated 10,000 miles of paths across England and Wales are at risk of being lost forever, unless we come together to save them. There is a 2026 deadline so we need thousands of people to help to uncover and save generations of lost paths and hidden ways before it's too late.
England Coast Path
Natural England “the government’s advisor on the natural environment” planned to open the England Coast Path around England’s coastline by 2020. Full details of progress can be obtained here
Status in Dorset
Rufus Castle (Portland) to Lulworth Cove was opened on 29 June 2012 and was the very first section opened on the English Coastline
Lyme Regis to Rufus Castle (Portland) – implementation of this section was held up owing to a public inquiry which was held in November and December 2016.
Lulworth Cove to Highcliffe – on 6 April 2022, the Secretary of State announced their decision to approve a stretch of the England Coast Path in Dorset between Kimmeridge Bay and Highcliffe. Work is now underway to prepare the new stretch of coast path for public use.
For more information please contact the Area Footpath Secretary (see Contact page)
Kingswear to Lyme Regis (approx 68 miles of coastline) – this section has been approved but is not yet open, establishment works are planned or in progress.
Highcliffe to Calshot (approx 56 miles of coastline) – proposals have been published but not yet determined.