If the last 2 years have taught us anything it’s how important nature can be to our state of mind and wellbeing.

We’ve come up with some great ideas for you to bring nature into your lives this Christmas – read on and make the most of Dorset’s Natural Health Service!

We are lucky in Dorset to have so many outstanding views – across hills, vales, heathland and sea. With these great views often comes steep climbs but for those of you who need to take things a bit easier we’ve selected some great views you can drive or bus to, with no need to walk to enjoy the view.

With more time on your hands and more food in your belly, you might feel you want to get out and stretch your legs over the festive period.

Here’s some good winter walks for you to explore with friends and family over the festive period.

Whether you want to burn off the calories or simply get away from the telly, our selection of walks have fantastic views and bags of fresh air guaranteed!

We know there’s lots of reasons that make getting out into the countryside difficult.

Our Stepping into Nature project have lots of ideas to help bring nature indoors. This means that you can benefit from Dorset’s wonderful Natural Health Service, whether you can get out and about or not.

We hope you manage to make the most of Dorset’s outstanding landscapes this festive period and wish you a happy and healthy Christmas break!

The Dorset AONB Team