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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Marguerite, Ireland, August 2019 

The whole group was extremely happy with our Dorset holiday. The scenery is really stunning in that area and was a revelation to us all.  We loved the walks you had set out for us and there was plenty of choice so we often chose different options. … I want to...

Maria, USA, March 2019

Marvelous trip, beautifully planned with wonderful accommodations.  Footscape customized the trip to my schedule, and the directions were excellent. I was traveling on my own but felt as if I had a very organized companion at my side. Bus schedules, dining...

William, USA, August 2019

Thank you for organizing our walking holiday in Dorset. We had a great trip and really appreciate your efforts to put together a high quality and smooth running itinerary.         ...

Shireen, Australia, July 2019

From the moment I emailed my inquiry to Footscape I knew that John and Debbie were going to make sure I had the experience of a lifetime! When most of all the other companies said they were unable to help us, Footscape put together an amazing walking holiday of the...

Gail,USA, May, 2019

Thank you for organizing my Jurassic Coast walk in May! From the start of the planning to the final day when you went above and beyond to bring me my suitcase, every aspect of this adventure was handled timely and professionally.  The guidebook was detailed and...