Explore Dorset

Explore north Dorset’s captivating beauty. From the landscapes which inspired literary hero Thomas Hardy to the green and lush patchwork of fields of West Dorset.

Walk in the footsteps of Tess D’Urbervilles on trails created by our own expert team or journey down by the meandering River Stour, where Kingfishers and Herons fly. Our local trails will take you off the beaten track and deeply into Dorset.

Choose your Dorset, UK walking holiday and tour options below.

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Our Dorset Walking Holidays

The Somerset Levels are shrouded in mystique, legend & myth, and the rural humbleness of Dorset feels like yesteryear. There’s a delightful slow country pace to life on this trail.

Short Break

Walk through spectacular views and scenery on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Enjoy a beachside stay and walks that hug the coast, venturing to the beauty of Abbotsbury, and one of the best views in South West England
Journey through the folds and creases of the land towards the Dorset coast. Stay by the beach and listen to the sound of the waves as dusk falls, and everyone else has gone home!
A must for anyone who loves English country houses and gardens. From stately homes to wandering down long meandering driveways, see the South West's greatest gardens with a memorable Foot Trail.
Discover England’s ancient Saxon kingdom, called Wessex. Full of history and breath-taking English countryside, from rivers to woods, character villages & cottages to breath-taking scenery & views, this trail has it all!

Walk, Tour & Explore up to 21 nights

Stunning and varied walking and hiking adventure up to 21 nights in up to six of the South West of England's counties in one trip. Work with one or our Trail Consultants to plan and organise your own totally custom-made walking trip.
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Why choose Dorset?

The natural beauty of north Dorset has inspired poets and authors across the centuries, including Thomas Hardy and William Barnes. Indeed it has been declared an area of outstanding natural beauty which includes The Cranborne Chase and chalk downland and meadows. Alison and David Howell have walked this area for over 25 years!

  • Walk chalk downland
  • Enjoy wild flowers and nature
  • Visit ancient earthworks and archaeology from the Neolithic period onwards
  • Step out on The Cranborne Chase, a former royal hunting ground visited by both King John and Henry VIII
  • Stay in a place currently working towards International dark sky status – making it a superb place in which to see and enjoy the stars. Star gazing brings us wonder and amazement.

“Wonderful, we have been traveling for 40 years and this is one of the best trips we have been on. After having visited most of the large cities of Europe we have been going back and trying to visit the countryside of some of the countries. Your company did a fantastic job of putting the trip together and personalizing it.”

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