Dog Walking Holidays in the UK

Dog Walking Holidays in Dorset

Footscape provide tailored Dog walking holidays in Dorset and East Devon, providing trails, coastal or rural and accommodation to suit both you and your dog.

We take the hassle out of finding that elusive hotel or B&B which is not only excellent quality but is also happy and welcoming to your dog.   We have been providing dog walking holidays in Dorset for the last ten years.

You will be walking through some of the most beautiful  countryside and dramatic coastal views in the UK and we can advise you on the best dog friendly beaches.

Our trail guides are meticulously researched and not only do we provide you with a step by step guide but we provide historic information for the areas you are walking through.

Read on to learn about our favourite trails and top tips for UK dog walking holidays in Dorset.

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Our Dog Walking Trails

Dorset is famous for its miles and miles of beautiful and unspoilt countryside and we have two trails which are particularly good for dog walking holidays in Dorset. Read on for more information.

Footscape can provide dog walking holidays along the Jurassic Coast, through the beautiful countryside – or a combination of the two.

Jurassic Coast

Our dog walking holiday trail is full of variety, combining spectacular coastal landscape of cliffs, caves, grassy ridges and stunning beaches with beautiful, rolling countryside. In terms of walking difficulty, we classify it as moderate overall, since it has some easy stretches, punctuated by a number of climbs and descents of varying gradients, some rather challenging and in quick succession. We can devise a trail to suit you.

There are miles and miles of dramatic coastline, mostly with no road or habitation between you and the sea. Indeed the only way to see most of it is on foot. We have also added a few inland loops, so that you can visit some picturesque villages and stop for lunch or refreshments in a traditional pub or tea shop.

Your holiday can be 3 days or 10. You choose – where and how far you walk each day. Contact us to help put your holiday together.

Rural Dorset

The route for our rural dog walking holiday involves very little road walking and winds its way through the best of rural Dorset, through mature woodland, along open ridges, over Celtic and Roman hill forts and into quiet, unspoilt English villages, all with their church and most with a dog-friendly pub. Full details are included in our detailed trail guide

There is an abundance of wildlife to see: rabbits, deer, foxes, squirrels, pheasants, buzzards, butterflies and many other fauna. For lovers of trees, hedgerows and wild flowers, this trail is ideal. Even in the summer, the paths and tracks are usually deserted, and you are left to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the landscape on your own.

It is a simple formula: you walk from one place on the trail to the next, either stay in a different place each night, with your baggage moved for you, or stay in one place, allowing you and your dog to explore the area in detail.

You choose your own dates, subject to availability, as well as the average number of miles to walk each day.
Contact us to help you put your holiday together

Click here to read our   Key tips for dog walking holidays in the UK    

                                                  

                                     

Rates

  Double / Twin Single
7+ nights.. from £85 from £120
4 to 6 nights from £90 from £125
2 to 3 nights from £95 from £130
Prices are per person per night and in £ Sterling
  Double / Twin Single
7+ nights.. from £85 from £120
4 to 6 nights from £90 from £125
2 to 3 nights from £95 from £130
Prices are per person per night and in £ Sterling
A2 – A comfortable B&B or simple village inn

A1 – A good hotel, inn or equivalent

A+ – A luxury hotel

Occasionally we may propose accommodation with a standard and price between A1 & A2.

10% discount for groups of 3 or more. For very large groups (10+), please contact us.

We can sometimes offer family rooms with special prices for children.

Please give us details on the enquiry form

Rates

Double / Twin Room

7+ nights from £85
4 to 6 nights from £90
2 to 3 nights from £95
Prices are per person per night and in £ Sterling

Single Room

7+ nights from £120
4 to 6 nights from £125
2 to 3 nights from £130
Prices are per person per night and in £ Sterling

A2 - A comfortable B&B or simple village inn

A1 - A good hotel, inn or equivalent

A+ - A luxury hotel

Occasionally we may propose accommodation with a standard and price between A1 & A2.

10% discount for groups of 3 or more. For very large groups (10+), please contact us.

We can sometimes offer family rooms with special prices for children. Please give us details on the enquiry form

Top tips for Dog Walking Holidays in Dorset

  • Make a holiday enquiry as long in advance as possible to secure the best accommodation
  • In your enquiry make sure you are clear how far you and your dog wish to walk each day
  • Keep your dog on a lead when you may be near any livestock
  • Always carry water for you and your dog
  • Follow the countryside code tips for dog walking. Please see  Kennel Club’s Countryside Code

 

 

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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...