It is impossible to have a great holiday if you are unhappy with your accommodation. A high standard of quality holiday accommodation is one of the hallmarks of Footscape, since we hand-pick all the hotels, inns and B&Bs that we use. All rooms have ensuite or private bath and/or shower.

If you are on your own or would like a room to yourself, you will usually be given a single occupancy of a double or twin room.

On our inn to inn walking holidays, standards can sometimes vary, as there is often little or no choice of accommodation along the trail, although most overnight stops are very comfortable indeed, especially on our Undiscovered Dorset walking holiday. Please try to book early, so that we can secure the best accommodation for you.

A2 a comfortable B&B (guest house) or village inn
A1 a good hotel, a luxury inn or equivalent in standard
A+ a luxury hotel (available at certain locations)

Sometimes we may propose a superior B&B or inn or else a simple hotel where the price and standard are between those of our A2 and A1 options, which we classify as A2+.




Some places accept dogs, often with restrictions or with a small supplementary charge. Please tell us on the short enquiry form if you intend to bring a dog with you, so that we can try to find suitable accommodation.

Walking Holidays in Dorset

Inn to Inn

Travel along a linear trail stopping in several locations along your way. Allow for time away from walking to enjoy places of interest, attractions and activities. Enjoy walking in the knowledge that your luggage has been transferred to your next overnight destination. Stay in historic inns such as The New Inn, Cerne Abbas or large hotel groups such as the Marriott hotel or specially selected B&B accommodation with excellent hostelries or restaurants nearby. Choose from stunning coastal scenery along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site which traces 185 million years of the Earth’s history or beautiful unspoilt inland countryside and villages


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Walking Holidays in Dorset

Centred Holiday

Stay in one place and explore the surrounding area at your own pace. Range of walks providing the option to tailor walks to suit needs.

  • Perfect for families
  • Great for short /weekend breaks
  • Ideal should you wish to use your car during your stay


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Julie Dysch UK October 2020

We have both had a lovely trip, very tiring, but very enjoyable. We've learnt a lot about the history of the area and also reading maps and that our waterproof coats need serious up grading. Thank you for organising this adventure for us. We certainly have our...

Julian Stuhler UK September 2020 (Dog walking holiday)

Just back home after a fantastic few days, and wanted to say a big thank-you for a very well-organised trip. All of the hotel/luggage arrangements worked out perfectly and the walking instructions and other information were fantastic. We both had an amazing time, and...

Carolyn Doorbar UK September 2020 (Dog walking holiday)

Really enjoying myself. Jess {the dog] is too            ...

Anne Marie Griffiths UK August 2020

We couldn't have asked for a better holiday …The trail guide took all the stress out of things so we could just relax and enjoy the walking. We particularly appreciated the route options - especially the ridgeway route from West Bexington to Abbotsbury, which was...

Chas & Sarah Geiger UK September 2020

Thank you so much for organising our Dorset walking trip. We really appreciated your careful consideration of how much walking we wanted to do each day and how you matched that to walks and hotels along the way. The guidance you provided, including the handy-sized...