Tailor made walking holidays and heritage tours in Dorset

Welcome to Footscape Holidays

Footscape is a Dorset company and our local knowledge allows us to put together trails and histories which only a local could provide. We pride ourselves in our attention to our customers and go out of our way to make sure they have everything they need. Footscape has been providing holidays and tours in Dorset for over a decade and this experience allows us to anticipate just what makes a great holiday

Sheila, Canada, May 2017

We especially liked the fact that you were able to customize our group's plan to suit our particular preferences.  There was a nice balance between walking and exploring small villages and historic sites.  And we liked our hotel accommodations very much. They were...

Kay, England, June 2017

  We had a wonderful time. All the hotels were very good and all very different. Your instructions for the walks were very easy to follow and accurate and we appreciated the background information that you provided. Thank you once again for organising everything so...

Paul Kelly England June 2017

As always it was much enjoyed and we benefitted not only from your deep knowledge of the geography and paths of the area and the impeccable walking notes that guided us so successfully to our destinations, but also your knowledge of the history and folklore of the...

Jo & Monica, Australia, July 2016

Thank you for your well planned and organised walking holiday, Undiscovered Dorset. The accommodation was excellent throughout our 5 days and each day's itinerary provided us with a range of opportunities to appreciate the rich diversity of rural...

Andrew & Caroline, Kuwait, August 2016

We've made it!  Thanks for being our Guardian Angels, it's been a truly memorable walk. "As a wise old man once said, walking is the best medicine.  If you get the chance to walk any of the Dorset Coast don’t take a pass.  If you want a team to organise the trip and...

Cindy,Canada,June 2016

Had a smashing day again and fab accommodation too- having so much fun- last day today…to be honest I don’t want to go home – thank you for everything!

Stan & Anna,Surrey,August 2016

This is just to say thanks for organising a great trip for us.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.......accommodation, information, route plans ......and weather.....were spot on. We're happy to recommend Footscape to friends and may well be in touch again!  Best wishes   ...

Tim, Cambridge, July 2016

"Just wanted to say that we enjoyed our Dorset walk with you earlier  this month enormously. All went well, the route you found was fantastic and the accommodation was great. And it's always good to find your luggage when you get to your room! All worked very...

Robert, Sweden, May 2016

Thanks for the trip – all worked excellently: logistics, accommodation, guidance and Even the weather. Great thanks

Chris,Norwich, June 2016

All in all a great walking holiday from our perspective, having walked in Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Herefordshire over the past few years, this walk matched the best

Our Walks

We offer a selection of walks in UK with some of the best scenery and special locations in England or Europe!

Perfect bespoke walking holidays customised for you and your family using our unique and detailed knowledge of Dorset.

The stunning Jurassic Coast is a spectacular backdrop with coastal landscapes, stunning beaches and beautiful rolling landscapes. Walk as much or as little as you wish.

If you want to discover Dorset at its best, this is the trail for you! As with all our holidays, how much of this you walk is up to you.

Take the hassle out of finding accommodation, dog-friendly beaches and inland trails to delight both humans and canines alike!

Let us take you to see some of the places in Hardy’s life which were the inspiration for many of his novels and poems.

The Wessex Ridgeway route winds its way through the best of rural Dorset. Slightly more challenging walking than “Undiscovered Dorset”.

The best walking holiday locations in Dorset

Guided fossil tours, deep sea fishing and more can be combined with walks in and around this beautiful historic harbour town.

Nestling behind Chesil beach, the picturesque village of Abbotsbury offers an ideal base for coastal and inland walking.

Weymouth is a lively seaside resort so ideal for young families. Discover Weymouth with Footscape.

Cerne Abbas is one of Dorset’s most beautiful and historic villages and features the iconic “Cerne Giant”. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside this is an ideal base for a walking holiday. 

The ‘Isle of Purbeck’ offers a winning combination of coastal and inland trails with the beautiful beaches in Swanage and Studland, the historical interest of Corfe Castle and much more for the whole family.

More about Footscape walking holidays in the UK and Dorset

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Booking Information

The boring but important stuff

Accommodation

Details of the different types of accommodation we can offer you

Guided or Self-Guided?

Our flexible approach lets you decide which is best for you and your party

Dorset Hiking News

Find out all about the latest news for walkers in and around Dorset

Tips and FAQs

Questions and frequently asked questions from our clients

Why Footscape?

Find out why our tailor-made holidays make us stand out.

Environmental Policy

The environment is critically important to maintaining Dorsets beautiful countryside