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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Bridget,England,May 2018

I just wanted to thank you for our lovely holiday.  Admittedly it helped that the weather was good, but I thought you did a brilliant job of planning it all out for us and suggesting interesting places to visit.                                                        ...

Dorren, Holland, April 2018

First of all, we want to thank you both wholeheartedly for organising such a wonderful walking holiday for us.  We enjoyed ourselves immensely!  The information provided in the package was well thought out and you didn’t miss anything.                                ...

Mike,England,May 2018

John, thanks to you and Debbie (good to meet you briefly in West Bay) for all the arrangements. We are now back in Leeds and London having had a really good week of walking in Dorset with just one afternoon of rain. All luggage transfers went to plan and all...

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...