Smugglers Tale, Dorset Jurassic Coast

Walk through spectacular views and scenery on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural world heritage site. It’s 95 miles of stunning coastline boast rocks recording 185 million years of the earth’s history and this incredible geology is of global importance.

Foot Trails’ local knowledge and expertise means you can enjoy all this without the monotony of the South West Coast path. Discover secret walks, unspoiled villages and smugglers tales, all with the back drop of the sea, giving us an ever changing place of mood and colour.

Let yourself walk through spectacular views and explore stunning scenery on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s 95 miles of stunning coastline boast rocks recording 185 million years of the earth’s history and this incredible geology is of global importance.

Avoid the monotony of the South West Coast path and take this 2 or 3 night ” add on” to allow Foot Trails local knowledge to help you to discover secret walks, unspoiled villages and smugglers tales, all with the back drop of the sea with its ever changing mood and colour.

Relax and stay in one of Foot Trails hand-picked country hotels with awesome views of the sea available in some bedrooms.

Highlights of this walking trip include: Panoramas over the Jurassic Coast, historic Abbotsbury, inhabited for 6000 years by the Neolithic, Celts, Romans and Vikings and the iron age hill fort of Eggardon with its sweeping coastal views. You’ll also discover tales of the smugglers who had a thriving industry on Dorset’s coast.

Walking tailored to suit you!

2 or 3 night individual trips or an add on to an existing trip are available all year round from January to December. We strongly advise booking in advance as the Jurassic Coast is an extremely popular choice.

Car free options are available.

Trail highlights include:

  • Enjoy (secret) panoramas over England’s first natural world heritage site, The Jurassic Coast
  • Explore historic Abbotsbury, inhabited for 6000 years by the Neolithic, Celts, Romans & Vikings
  • Wander across the iron age hill fort of Eggardon with it’s sweeping coastal views
  • Discover tales of the smugglers who had a thriving industry on Dorset’s coast
  • Be inspired by The Fleet – England’s largest tidal inland pool with its amazing wildlife

Getting here…

Your ‘A Smugglers tale, Dorset Jurassic Coast’ trail is located near Weymouth in Dorset. Travel is about a 3½ hours drive from London, 110 minutes from Southampton or 75 minutes from Exeter by car.

Your Trail Consultant can advise you on your arrival travel. We can also arrange an airport transfer for you on request.

Your accommodation

One of the many reasons guests choose Foot Trails is for our choice and quality of accommodation.

Largely independently and privately owned, we enjoy a close and strong working partnership with our country inns and accommodations. Small, personal and friendly this hotel by the sea has comfortable bedrooms and delicious local food and produce including real ales and a selection of wines to enjoy with dinner after your walk.

Every inn and bedroom is uniquely designed and all our bedrooms have en-suite private bathrooms with modern facilities.

As this tour is custom made to meet your requirements, your accommodation will be in booked once we have created your trail.

Prices & Availability

This tour is available year round (January to December) for 2 or 3 nights. It is staying in one place.
The tour can be enjoyed as a stand alone experience or as an add on to an existing trip for those who wish to explore the Jurassic Coast.

Example budgeting prices:

As a budgeting guide

£495 per person* for a 3 night trip

Included:

• Independent (self guided) walking days tailored to you and the season
• Tailored walk and explore pack
• Local Ordnance Survey™ maps (waterproof)
• Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow instructions) • Plastic map holder
• Local stories and histories
• Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes
• Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals
• Seasonal nature guide book
• Sweets (for a boost on route)
• Your en-suite accommodation
• Breakfasts
• One bottle of wine
• A decade of expertise and know-how
• Transfers between accommodation
• Drop off service when it makes a walk better.

How to book?

Just get in touch to let us know your preferred dates and we will look after the rest. You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

You will receive a full and detailed itinerary with price quote before you book.

Read our reviews on Trip Advisor

My wife and I found The Foot Trails website and sent an email inquiry to them. We received an immediate and thorough answer and we were pleased with this company from that point on. They were able to customize a very specific tour for our vacation in the Cotswolds. They made all our arrangements and provided everything we needed to make our stay fantastic. If you want to take a walking tour in England you should contact Foot Trails.
Mark, USA

We’ve used Foot trails 4 times now & would book with them again. Great organisation which makes the holiday even more relaxing knowing all the planning & research has been done for you. Foot trails is a company where you can just pick your destination & that’s all you have to do. They have a standard & stick to it, keep up the good work!
Fleur & friends, UK

We picked Foot Trails because we could walk by ourselves, not in a group (no marches for me!), with guided directions and without backpacking. Foot Trails delivered exactly what they promised! I also like the company’s eco-consciousness; our planet-friendly directions survived four days of rain and were less soggy than we were! Definitely hope to do this again in the future!
Virginia, USA

How do I find my way?

Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an on call service is provided every day including weekends between 8am and 6pm.

Where will I be walking?

Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

For a more fully detailed example itinerary for this holiday, simply pop your details in the form to the right.

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