Footscape News

Dorset Hiking News and Information

Walking the Wessex Ridgeway

Walking Dorset's Wessex RidgewayDorset is blessed with a spectacular coastline and beautiful undulating countryside making the area a walkers paradise.  There are several long distance trails, which cross the county, at times following the same route, but each...

New train service from Weymouth to Corfe on the Swanage Railway

The last train on the Swanage Railway left Swanage for Wareham in January 1972, 87 years since it began operation. During the summer of this year British rail lifted the tracks and melted them down while the sleepers were sold to local farmers and in just seven weeks...

Top tips when walking in winter or early spring

When walking in winter or early spring it can be tempting to pull up the drawbridge and wait until spring has fully sprung before you start your walking adventures for the year but the winter can be a particularly rewarding time to get out and to enjoy the...

Self-Guided walking holidays – What are they then?

Essentially we offer two kinds of walking holiday Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays. Both types are pretty self-explanatory, but we thought it would be worth discussing what each actually means when you are on a Footscape walking holiday. Self-Guided Walking...

August / September is the season of Dorset’s great country fairs

Dorset is a county which is truly blessed with great produce and every summer the county hosts a series of food events which showcase the best of our food and drink. Great Dorset Chilli Festival The Month of August began with a relative newcomer to the summer fairs,...