Nature’s Playground

However you choose to play, your time at Burnbake can be as busy as you want it to be.
There are a whole host of land and water based activities on our doorstep making the most of Purbeck’s natural features.

Adventure Sports

Adrenalin seekers can find plenty to test their nerves. There’s archery and shooting, climbing and abseiling, raft-building, kayaking, paddle boarding and power boating. Plus, quite literally at our front gate you will find the Burnbake Ropes Course, a challenging mix of zip wires and rope adventure high in the trees

Bushcraft, Coasteering and outdoor adventures

Exciting and exhilarating, Coasteering is one of the best ways to explore the Purbeck coastline. Qualified experts are right at your side as you expore caves, ride the swell and leap off sea-cliffs. Back on dry land, try your hand at Bushcraft, learning how to survive out in the wilderness foraging for food, lighting fires, and setting traps. and both offer coasteering and bushcraft together with a whole host of other outdoor adventures. Pre-booking is essential, please drop in to reception or book directly online.


Purbeck is cycling country, with miles of safe, traffic free riding through jaw dropping scenery.

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Consistently ranked among the top 100 courses in the British Isles by Golf World, the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club is set within a nature reserve where many rare plants and birds can be seen as you play a round.

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Horse Riding

With sandy beaches, dunes, bracing cliff tops and 3000 acres of forest and heathland on our doorstep, we have teamed up with Studland Trekking Centre to offer some of the most stunning horse riding opportunities in the UK and, even better, there’s exclusive discounts for Burnbake Forest Lodge Guests!

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Studland Watersports

Studland Watersports

Studland Watersports, on the magnificent sands of Knoll Beach offer an expansive array of watersports equipment catering for all ages and abilities. Get on the powerboat for a sightseeing tour, hone your sailing and windsurfing skills or hire a pedaloe, canoe, stand-up paddleboard and a whole lot more besides. Studland Watersports are open every weekend (weather depending) from Easter bank holiday until Whitsun, then seven days a week through to the end of September. Mountain bike hire and Powerboatrides will be available through the winter for weekends and holidays.
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A summer stroll or winter ramble. A walk in the Purbecks is a natural wander – and a natural wonder.

Find out more and both offer coasteering and bushcrafting. Pre-booking is essential for all these activities, please drop in to reception or book directly online.

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