By Gill Stewart at
As Nordic Walking UK are based on the Isle of Purbeck near Swanage, we naturally think it’s one of the best areas in the UK for a stroll with our poles. Easy to get to, yet tranquil with areas of outstanding natural beauty around every corner this area of DORSET is blessed with footpaths that keep the local Instructors and their groups happy for hours. From the South west coastal path to the Purbeck way and Wareham Forest walks the scenery includes everything from sweeping sand to rugged heathland. Here are two of our favourite walks:-
CORFE CASTLE TO SWANAGE VIA NINE BARROW DOWN
This route is 5.5 miles and you can either pop back to the delightful Corfe Castle on the steam railway or take a number of other routes back if you want to make a day of it! The route heads out of the Village and up on the downs where you can take in views of Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck in it’s full glory.
For full info on the walk click here
KIMMERIDGE BAY TO LULWORTH COVE
This stunning walk takes you along the South West coastal path and provides breathtaking views of the Isle of Portland where the Olympic sailing events took place. For more information visit the walk 4 life website