Meander through hay meadows, explore quiet woodland trails and be wowed by stunning sea views at Durlston Country Park.

There’s plenty to do for a whole family day out – including butterfly-spotting and birdwatching. And if you’re really lucky you might see a seal or dolphin below you in the sea.

Headland at Durlston with lighthouse

Cliff walks will take you past the Tilly Whim Caves and up to the lighthouse at Anvil Point – a perfect spot for sketching the view if you have an artistic streak.

The woodland walks are dotted with carved stone tablets that take you on a walk through time of the Jurassic Coast and there are various spots for a quiet picnic.

Just a stone’s throw from the bustling town of Swanage, Durlston is a haven for wildlife and an important breeding ground for migratory sea birds and a special habitat for butterflies and orchids.

The dedicated team or rangers and volunteers at Durlston mean there is always an event going on and the exhibition space welcomes artists throughout the year.

Bring a picnic or indulge in a treat or light lunch – and soak up the incredible views – at the Seventh Wave cafe.