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7 of the Best Autumn Adventures in Dorset

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As autumn approaches, we know many of our guests will be looking to embark on an exciting adventure in Dorset. The colder months are the ideal time to get outside and escape the crowds to experience Dorset’s natural beauty during a stay at South Lytchett Manor. There are so many things to see and do in the local area it can be difficult to choose. Here’s just 7 of our favourite autumn adventure activities on offer in Dorset this Autumn.


  1. Drive off the beaten track

Head off the beaten track and discover lesser known Dorset on a Land Rover tour with Jurassic Safaris. Sit back and relax as you’re driven down winding country lanes in search of magnificent wildlife and impressive views. Experienced guide, Gary has unrivalled local knowledge and will provide interesting and informative commentary throughout the trip. On each of the available excursions you’ll be taken off road to secret spots that visitors rarely get the chance to experience. Best of all, there’s delicious home-made cake and tea and coffee to enjoy mid journey!

  1. Forage for food

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For a unique dining experience, why not try a foraging trip with Fore Adventure? Foster a greater connection with your food as you discover more about the range of ingredients, that are readily available in nature. Head out into the great outdoors and seek out ingredients from the shores and woodland along Studland Bay. The helpful guides will teach you the skills you’ll need to identify different species of plant life, before cooking your findings on the beach using bush craft techniques. If you’d prefer to get out on the water, you can combine foraging with kayak fishing for a memorable Dorset day out!

  1. Walk a llama

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Llama trekking is the last thing you’d expect from a holiday in Dorset, but this wonderfully unique attraction is a hit with many visitors to the area. Take the llamas for a walk along the Jurassic Coast and find out more about caring for these inquisitive and gentle animals. Each member of the heard is said to have their own distinctive personality, which makes for an enjoyable day to remember.

  1. Scale new heights

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Experience the Jurassic Coast from a unique perspective during a rock climbing session with Cumulus Outdoors. Challenge yourself to reach new heights as you scale the cliffs at Dancing Ledge and Hedbury Quarry, two of Dorset’s best climbing venues. From the top you can enjoy far reaching views out to sea and get an up-close look at the stone and rocks that make the Jurassic coastline so special. Cumulus cater to experienced climbers as well as complete novices.

  1. Search for fossils

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The Jurassic coast is renowned for its unique geology and abundance of fossils, which can be found along the shoreline. Join award winning guide, Martin for a private fossil walk along Charmouth beach, where he will teach you the tips and tricks needed to find treasures dating back to the Jurassic period. If fossil hunting’s not ‘your thing’ Martin can also arrange bespoke guided walking tours along the Jurassic Coast. He’ll design the route around your groups needs and abilities enabling you to make the most of the experience.

  1. View Dorset from Above

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Take to the skies above Dorset for the ultimate luxury flying experience with Aerosaurus Balloons. Sip on chilled champagne on this romantic excursion as you experience North Dorset in all its glory from new heights. During the hot air balloon ride, you will pass picturesque villages, medieval ruins and historic castles bathed in spectacular golden light. The trips take place at sunrise or dusk and offer unrivalled panoramic 360-degree views.

  1. Ride into the sunset

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Enjoy the thrill of a horse ride along Studland beach during a stay at our Dorset holiday park. Experience the sheer pleasure of the wind rushing through your hair as you canter along the tideline and paddle in the shallows on the back of your trusty steed. Watch the sun dip below the horizon and take in the spectacular views towards famed Old Harry Rock. Studland Trekking Centre also offer group and private pony trekking rides through the forest as well as a ride, which incorporates a pub lunch in the historic village of Corfe.

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