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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 Skates, 3 Oct 2022
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We enjoyed a wonderful 5 day walk through the hills and valleys of beautiful Dorset, on a custom-crafted route organized ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by SNBVT, 28 Sep 2022
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We had a lovely 6 day, 7 night self-guided inn to inn walking tour in Dorset, UK in September 2022. The countryside and ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by PamRosenthal, 20 Sep 2022
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On Foot's Dorset holiday has delightful views, lovely countryside, friendly people, and interesting stops, sometimes at ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Ludevine, 18 Jul 2022
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Everything was absolutely perfect. The stunning walks which led me through the most amazingly gorgeous countryside. The ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Andrew, 29 May 2022
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Really enjoyable holiday walking through beautiful countryside with quaint villages and worthwhile places of interest. read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Steve the walker, 11 May 2022
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A 70 mile, six day walk across rural Dorset, using minor public footpaths throughout and staying in quality pub / B&B accommo... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Jill, 27 Oct 2021
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It was a beautiful walk--being out in the country with the animals and crops, walking through green fields and hopping (not ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Dennis from Streatham, 23 Sep 2021
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80 miles walking in 6 days in the Dorset country side, finishing on the Jurassic Coast. Comfortable accommodation with ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Blue from San Francisco, 23 Aug 2021
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Walked the Dorset tour in July of this summer. Was completely worth going through all of the quarantine and testing restrictions ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Parke, 4 Aug 2021
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We have walked with at least 5 walking tour operators and On Foot was far and away the best. The accommodations and the ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Dorset by Skates, 3 Oct 2022
Traveller rating:

We enjoyed a wonderful 5 day walk through the hills and valleys of beautiful Dorset, on a custom-crafted route organized ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dorset by SNBVT, 28 Sep 2022
Traveller rating:

We had a lovely 6 day, 7 night self-guided inn to inn walking tour in Dorset, UK in September 2022. The countryside and ... read more