The great outdoors

Explore the beautiful Dorset countryside and start your next adventure.

Country pursuits

Summer Lodge are able will be delighted to provide Wellington boots in all sizes as well as maps of the best walks and jogging routes.

If you’d like, we’ll provide a picnic for you to enjoy among the scenic landscapes, while for the artist in you, we’ll provide complimentary paints, brushes, and easels with which to capture the moment as your special personal keepsake of your time with us.

A little further afield is the World Heritage Coastline which includes some of England’s best beaches, snug coves, and sheltered bays, among them the world-renowned Chesil Beach. Around 45 minutes away by car, we’ll be delighted to make all the arrangements for a day trip, including transportation and refreshments.

Within the Dorset countryside there are many outdoor activities to enjoy such as cycling, horse-riding, country walks, fishing, while for those interested in arts and crafts, needlecraft and antiques, this is an area that abounds in specialist shops and suppliers.

Mature Couple On Country Walk


Among the activities we can arrange are: 



Horse riding & horse racing

Fishing - trout, fly & sea fishing

Watersports - sailing, windsurfing, surfing, water skiing & scuba diving



Hot air ballooning

Personalised sightseeing tours

Walking & Hiking

Family Adventures

Families staying at Summer Lodge have plenty of opportunities to explore the most child-friendly Dorset walks. With gentle terrain, easy-to-follow routes, and great wildlife-spotting, these five walks are sure to capture your little ones' imaginations.

Sherborne Walks

Join the local Blue Badge Tourist Guides and embark on a delightful array of guided walking tours with Sherborne Walks, all set in the enchanting market town of Sherborne and its surroundings.

With their experienced local guides, enjoy added depth and enjoyment as you explore the myriad of routes across the quintessential, countryside town.