Weymouth and Dorchester Outdoor Pursuits

There are many outdoor pursuits on the coast and and in the countryside around Weymouth and Dorchester  for all the family to enjoy:

Cycling around the area

Cycling is a very popular pastime for both the occasional participant or the serious tour rider. There are many tracks and trails waiting to be discovered around Dorset which lend themselves to the family fun rider or to the hardcore enthusiast. The link above describes a few routes to enjoy while on holiday.

Walking in and around Weymouth and Dorchester

Inland or by the sea there is plenty of walking country around this part of Dorset for all, covering both long and short distances. Whatever the length, all walks take in some wonderful scenery with the chance of seeing some amazing wildlife.

Weymouth RIB Charters

Take an adrenaline filled boat ride in Weymouth bay reaching speeds of 40mph, or enjoy a cruise along this astonishing stretch of coastline remembering to keep an eye out for the coastal wildlife. You might see seals, basking sharks and if you’re lucky, bottle-nosed dolphins.

Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre

Sailing here, in the Olympic waters, is special and the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre offers something for everyone from complete beginners to future Olympic champions, ages 5+!

Jurassic Safari

Get off the beaten track along the Jurassic Coast and the wilds of Purbeck in a Landrover nature safari.

Henley Hillbillies

Tucked away in the Piddle Valley is Henley Hillbillies, which offers off-road driving/shooting activities as well as team-building/corporate days. You can ride a quad bike, shoot a clay pigeon, drive on a dirt track, fly a hovercraft and fire arrows in the bull’s eye! Open all year round.

Came Down Golf Club

Golf World Magazine named this club as one of ‘100 hidden gems’. Sandwiched between Dorchester and Weymouth, players will enjoy spectacular views over the Jurassic Coast and the rolling Dorset countryside.

Weymouth Golf Club

Set in the centre of Weymouth yet enjoying magnificent views of the Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast.

Wessex Golf Centre

Whether you’re just starting out as a golfer or you’re keen to refine your short game, this is the place to do it. As a public 9 Hole par 3 golf course stretching 1432 yards, a round is very affordable during the week with club hire also available.

RSPB Radipole Lake Nature Reserve and Lodmoor Nature Reserve

Wetland nature reserves in the centre of town just behind the seafront or harbour.

Badger Watch

Watch badgers from a hide while they emerge from their setts and forage for food.

Jurassic Coast Jet Ski Tours

A fun and adrenaline-filled guided jet ski tour from Weymouth to Lulworth Cove along the Jurassic Coast.

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Choose from an array of deep sea fishing charters. Check availability and book online.


This popular adrenaline filled activity combines climbing with swimming, abseiling, scrambling over rocks and jumping off rock ledges along the rugged coastline.


The Dorset coast offers some great dives for the novice through to the very experienced from various beaches, ports and harbours.

Warmwell Snowsports Centre

One of the UK’s top ski and snowboard slopes. The slope is 110m and includes a ‘Big Kicker’, tabletop jumps, rainbow & straight rails as well as a quarter pipe. The centre offers options for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders with an area for practice and lessons, plus a ‘Jump Zone’ for freestyle jumps.

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