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On Foot Holidays - Dorset

On Foot Holidays - Dorset

On Foot Holidays - Dorset Overview

A self-guided hike through Dorset, the most English of counties, from Salisbury to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.

From Salisbury to the Dorset Coast

Dorset in style! Our route discovers the Wessex that Thomas Hardy knew and loved so well. Following an overnight stay in the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, and a short train ride, the walk winds west past the romantic ruins of Old Wardour Castle to the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Heading on down picturesque Gold Hill towards the south coast, you'll explore Dorset, one of England's most beautiful counties, happening on quintessentially English villages and staying in some fascinating old inns.

Cross Cranborne Chase to ancient Hambledon Hill and the 'new village' of Milton Abbas; through remote Bingham's Melcombe to idyllic Plush and the always-ready Cerne Abbas giant. Your last day is spent exploring the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, and enjoying the views from high up on Golden Cap, all the way to journey's end, the fishing village of Lyme Regis.

Six, five and four night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

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Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by CS, 24 Jul 2021
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We walked OnFoot's 7-night 'In the footsteps of Thomas Hardy' trail in Dorset at the start of July. Managed two days without ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Jackie , 2 Jul 2021
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We had a wonderful four days walking (self guided) in stages from Salisbury to Lyme Regis, with our suitcases taken from ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by happy hikers , 27 Jul 2020
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we had a fabulous time. the organisers (onfoot holidays) are really helpful and nothing is too much trouble. the walk itself ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Kewarra, 16 Oct 2019
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These are the 10th and 11th walks I have done with my wife through Walks on Foot based in Salisbury. Both were up to the ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by A Sproule, 25 Sep 2019
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We walked for 6 days through the Dorset countryside, with our first night in Salisbury and finishing in Lyme Regis. Each ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Kate D, 20 Sep 2019
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8 days of fairly long walks with options for shortening the length. One rest day. Great little country pubs as overnight stays... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Mags, 3 Aug 2019
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We did a walking holiday in Dorset. It was called In the Footsteps of Thomas Hardy. We were blessed with beautiful weather... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Stina, 5 Jul 2019
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Six Norwegians, did this walk in six days. Our average age 71, and we had no problems in fulfilling this walk. Beautiful ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Peter T, 26 Apr 2019
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We walked from Salisbury to Lyme Regis through lovely Spring countyside, wild garlic and bluebells lined the lanes and old ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Ken In Moraga, 10 Nov 2018
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Our walking tour took us through lovely countryside, interesting old villages and beautiful coastal areas. All of our lodgings ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Dorset by CS, 24 Jul 2021
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We walked OnFoot's 7-night 'In the footsteps of Thomas Hardy' trail in Dorset at the start of July. Managed two days without ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Jackie , 2 Jul 2021
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We had a wonderful four days walking (self guided) in stages from Salisbury to Lyme Regis, with our suitcases taken from ... read more