DORSET has been ranked as one of UK's best counties for family-friendly walks.

A study by outdoor experts Millets looked at the most accessible walks across every county in the UK to reveal the best locations for wheelchair and buggy-friendly walks.

Dorset, home to 77 wheelchair and pushchair-friendly walks, has come third - thanks also to the Jurassic Coast, and its opportunities to see preserved fossils, alongside natural features such as arches, pinnacles and stack rocks.

Kiera Baxter, Millets marketing executive, said: “The UK has many fantastic walks, from the Lake District to the Brecon Beacons, with some incredible sights to behold. However, many of these famous routes are lacking in accessibility as many people may find hills or rough terrain difficult to get across.

“This is why we wanted to uncover the best places for accessible walks, to ensure everyone can get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

“There are a whole range of accessible walks available across the UK suitable for both wheelchair users and pushchairs. From country parks and beautiful beaches to forest walks, there are beautiful and accessible destinations all around the UK.”

To view the full research click here.