BLOW away some cobwebs and enjoy a scenic walk right on your doorstep this weekend.

We are surrounded by fantastic scenery, which is why we have compiled a list of five places you can enjoy and explore.

1. Badbury Rings

Badbury Rings, located in Blandford Forum, is one of Dorset’s eighteen Iron Age hillforts, rich in history, flora and fauna.

The rings, which hold the secrets of past civilisations, sit 100 metres above sea level and offer sweeping views across Dorset.

It is thought the inner most ring dates from around 500 -600 BC.

Visiting Badbury Rings is the perfect opportunity to explore its history and enjoy the Dorset countryside.

2. St Aldhelm's Head - South West Coast Path walk

This walk begins in the picturesque village of Worth Matravers and later joins the South West Coast Path above Chapman’s Pool.

The 5.1 mile walk includes a round-up of assorted fascinating features around a limestone headland where the chalk grasslands are rich in wildflowers.

The angular caves and tunnels in the vertical cliffs are home to the rare greater horseshoe bat.

Along the way, you can also take a detour to St Aldhelm's Chapel, dates back to the thirteenth century.

The chapel is unusually aligned, with its corners - and not its walls - facing the four compass point.

The walk comes to an end when you continue along Hill Bottom to the next footpath towards Worth Matravers, heading to your right below the quarries.

3. Chapman's Pool

If you just want to explore Chapman's Pool without walking the St Aldhelm's Head walk, look no further.

This walk, which has been described as "breathtaking" by visitors, follows a limestone coastline carved into dramatic caves and platforms by millions of years of erosion by the sea and hundreds of years of human quarrying.

Chapman's Pool is a wonderfully wild beach where the stream joins the sea from a plunging ravine carved through high cliffs.

It's important to remember that the path can be steep and slippery, and the headland is exposed if the wind is strong.

4. Old Harry Rocks

Stunning views of the Jurassic Coast and unique rock formations can be seen on this walk.

The fresh sea air can help blow away the cobwebs as you walk along the rugged coastal path.

This walk is also dog friendly, and takes you on a circular tour of pubs in the area.

The walk begins at South Beach car park and will take you along a path full of breathtaking views, from the Pinnacle Stack to Ballard Down and through Glebeland Estate.

5. Corfe Castle

The thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare is the perfect location to take a leisurely stroll.

The silhouette of Corfe Castle dominates the surrounding landscape ensuring a dramatic backdrop for any walk.

Find your favourite view from the nearby Purbeck Hills, Corfe Common or Hartland Moor.

Parking, café shop and toilets are available at Castle View visitor centre.

To visit Corfe Castle, tickets must be booked in advanced.

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