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Walking Holidays in Dorset

A walking holiday in Dorset allows you to explore the diverse snd charming region of southern England. Over half of the county of Dorset is designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", and you can expect chalk downs, traditional English villages, glorious views onto the English channel, and fascinating geological landforms along the coast.

Whether you are walking the South West Coast Path or through the countryside, our adventures here are hassle-free and include door-to-door baggage transfer and overnight stays in charming B&B's or small hotels, allowing you to relax and take in the best of what Dorset has to offer. 

Walk the Jurassic Coast to see the impressive rock formation Durdle Door, and the chalk sea stacks of Old Harry Rocks. Or take in the idyllic rural landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Dorset on a longer tour starting in Weymouth, or a short break ideal for a quick escape to the countryside. This really is a beautiful part of England, perfect for sublime walking adventures!

Discover Dorset

  • The Jurassic Coast - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    The Jurassic Coast - a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    This stretch of coastline, which begins in Exmoor in Devon and continues for 95 miles to the Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, is England's only natural World Heritage Site. Its incredible geology is the reason it was given this status. The rocks, fossils and landforms of this area span three geologic time periods - the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretataceous. 

    Here are some of the  geological highlights of this unique part of Dorset;

    Charmouth Beach - fossils which have eroded from the cliffs are found in abundance on this large shingle beach close to Lyme Regis. 

    West Bay and Chesil Beach - this is where you will see golden crumbling cliffs which reveal falling sea levels from 175 million years ago. Chesil Beach at the bottom came from massive landslides after the last ice age around 20,000 years ago.

    Durdle Door - probably one of Dorset's most photographed landmarks, this is a giant natural sea-arch, formed from limestone. 

    Kimmeridge Bay - this bay is internationally recognised for its impressive geology with the Kimmeridge Clay formed of fossil-rich mudstones. 

    Old Harry Rocks - impressive white chalk formations which stand like pinnacles in the sea at the end of the Jurassic Coast. Thousands of years ago, The Old Harry Rocks were actually linked to The Needles (another chalk rock formation) on the Isle of Wight by a line of chalk hills that eroded away during the last ice age.

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